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Our vision: Integration of Data, Knowledge, Computational Modeling, and Spatial Mapping for the peripheral nervous system will greatly advance scientific understanding and will deliver significant impacts for clinical medicine.


What can I do with SPARC?
Browse, View, and Get Data and Models
Freely use curated experimental data, protocols, and models of the autonomic nervous system.
View 2D and 3D Anatomical Maps
Discover relationships and datasets with interactive connectivity maps featuring different species.
Create Computational Pipelines
Connect to the o²S²PARC platform to build and explore modeling and data analysis pipelines.
Include SPARC in your proposals
2023 NIH Data Sharing Policy is in effect now. Requirements are met when your grant includes SPARC.

Projects and Datasets
Here is a project you might be interested in:
Optical nanosensors detect neurotransmitter release in the peripheral nervous system
We will image volumetric release of acetylcholine in the peripheral nervous system and spleen, with a combination of nanoscale tools and a genetically engineered axolotl. Ultimately, we will use this toolset for chemical mapping of brain-immune system signaling, specifically in the vagus nerve and spleen. In addition, other fields involving neurotransmitter signaling in the peripheral nervous system could be benefited, including limb regeneration and prosthetic interface.
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Here is a dataset you might be interested in:
Identification of peripheral neural circuits that regulate heart rate using optogenetic and viral vector strategies
Data from the innervation of intact mice hearts and the mapping of parasympathetic and sympathetic neural circuits which control heart rate. This data set identifies the cholinergic and noradrenergic neurons which project to the sinoatrial node.
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