The Human Cell Atlas is built with the help of and for the benefit of the scientific community. Our team welcomes contributions of raw data at cellular resolution, as long as it is consented for open access to the public.
At the moment, the HCA considers five criteria to assess the suitability of a dataset for building the Atlas.
Each of the five criteria have the following statuses:
Learn more about the data suitability criteria here.
Once you are ready to submit your data, you will be supported by the Human Cell Atlas data wranglers. We currently use spreadsheets to collect metadata and a command-line tool to transfer the data files to our cloud infrastructure.
In order to process your cellular resolution data, we will request the following information:
Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for the data submission process here.
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Once submitted to the Human Cell Atlas, the data will be:
Learn more about what results will be available for different data types here.
Start the HCA submission process by emailing