Latest News

Check out the latest announcements about the SPARC Portal and the latest news about the SPARC program.

New YouTube Channel!

Subscribe to the new YouTube Channel to find our latest educational webinars, a Portal-walk-through, and SPARC Tools & Technology

April 27, 2021

The SPARC Portal update for April, 2021 is now live!

New and updated features include the display of soon-to-be-available “embargoed" datasets, quick links for users to submit News, Events, Tools, and Resources directly on relevant pages, and additional help documentation.

April 26, 2021

The story of the initiation of the heart beat! New publication from a SPARC multi-university project.

This publication provides insight into the neuronal population controlling a geographic region of the heart that can serve as a framework for further exploration of other parts of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system and for developing targeted therapies.

April 14, 2021

Request for project proposals for the 2021 SPARC FAIR Codeathon

Project proposal for the 2021 SPARC FAIR Codeathon are due May 10th. Competitors from the United States and abroad are eligible. Several prizes of up to US$10,000 each will be awarded

April 12, 2021

New BioAxiv Report! SPARC Data Resource Center (DRC) describe the data and knowledge workflows at the heart of the SPARC Portal

This manuscript describes the development of databases, connectivity maps, and simulation tools for the mammalian autonomic nervous system as part of the effort taken by DRC of the NIH SPARC program.

April 12, 2021

There's a new SPARC plug: Fecobionics on the SPARC YouTube channel!

Tools and Tech videos highlight great research being done by SPARC community members.

April 12, 2021

The SPARC Portal update for March, 2021 is now live!

Users now have quick access to organs from the home page, dataset versions, sharing of flatmap permalinks, and viewers for PDF, TXT, JPG, PNG, SVG, and MP4.

March 21, 2021

New NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-DK-20-020)

NIH invites applications to establish research programs for qualified trainees to engage in neuroscience research using SPARC resources. Letters of intent are due Oct 9, 2021 and full applications are due Nov 9, 2021.

February 5, 2021

SPARC Channel on bioRxiv

Keep up with the latest SPARC-supported research on the new SPARC channel on bioRxiv, the preprint server for biology.

November 12, 2020

The SPARC Portal update for September is now live!

New icons invite you to explore datasets about autonomic control and regulation of the body's organs. Along with an updated Plans for the Future, these are just a few of the improvements newly available on the SPARC Portal.

September 28, 2020