The databank is publicly available via a REST API. What this means is that you can query the database from your preferred programming language. We are using the WordPress REST API and a plugin called formidable api for the routes.

API Routes

General route:

replace id with any of the ids in the table below.

API routes id

Dataset routes

Projects 128
Sessions 143
Animal subjects 129

General routes

manipulation types 182
brain regions 11
maze types 16
persons 110
laboratories 117
silicon probes 20
species 115
strains 9
virus constructs 108
equipment 80
companies 104
optic fibers 106

Route examples

Project full route:

Silicon probes full route:

MATLAB Toolset

We have developed a set of MATLAB tools for user-friendly interaction with the database. Click here to learn more.


In CellExplorer, users can interact with and download data from the databank. CellExplorer uses the REST API for communication and data is downloaded from our webshare. Please visit the CellExplorer website to learn more.