Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC)

Learn about the SPARC Portal and the SPARC Program

SPARC Portal - Vision

Facilitate enhanced understanding of the peripheral nervous system to support the development of safe and effective bioelectronic therapies by driving collaborative neurosciences and providing online resources for accessing and submitting curated data and models, as well as dynamic knowledge-management and visualization tools.

SPARC Portal - Mission

To ensure that the knowledge and data generated by the NIH SPARC initiative is FAIR, to lay the foundation for sustainable growth of that knowledge beyond SPARC, and to foster a surrounding community.


To meet the Vision and Mission the SPARC Portal has a roadmap of future functionality to provide an open, sustainable online resource and infrastructure for autonomic neurosciences and bioelectronic medicine to the global scientific community, and to foster collaboration.

What We Offer

The SPARC Portal offers a growing collection of digital resources that focus on the role of the autonomic nervous system in controlling organ function.

Who We Are

The SPARC Portal is developed by a multidisciplinary team, the SPARC Data and Resource Center (DRC).

Help Us Grow

Learn more about SPARC funding, how you can contribute, and how to get updates on future opportunities.