Data Release Policy

We aim to make sequence data rapidly and broadly available to the scientific community as a community resource. We intend to publish the work of this project in a timely fashion, and we welcome collaborative interactions on the project and analyses.

We ask, however, that you respect rights of first publication and acknowledgment as outlined in the Toronto agreement (Toronto International Data Release Workshop Authors. Prepublication data sharing. Nature. 2009 Sep 10;461(7261):168-70). By accessing these data, you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses of genes, cell types, or transcriptomic data on a whole-atlas, tissue-scale, or time-point scale prior to the initial publication by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. If you wish to make use of restricted data for publication or are interested in collaborating on the analyses of these data, please email us or use the contact form. Redistribution or linking of these data should include the full text of the data use policy.


Zebrahub's data can be downloaded on figshare (subject to the policy above).

Contact us if you have questions or need help with the data. The corresponding metadata is outlined below.


hpf = hours post fertilization

dpf = days post fertilization