Our Team

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Microsoft, and Verily are partnering to accelerate the next generation of the Terra platform for health and life science research.

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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Founded in 2004 by Eric Lander and philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute is a non-profit research institute that includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning more than 100 private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide.
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The Broad Institute aims to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. Broad scientists pursue multidisciplinary projects that aim to meet the most critical challenges in biology and medicine:

Assembling a complete picture of the molecular components of life

Defining the biological circuits that underlie cellular responses

Unlocking the discoveries hidden inside complex sets of genomic and other biomedical data

Developing and de-risking new therapeutic avenues to treat serious, complex human disease by understanding the biological mechanisms

Discovering the molecular basis of major infectious diseases and overcoming antibiotic resistance

Learn more about the Broad Institute

Broad Institute Data Sciences Platform

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The teams involved in developing and operating Terra belong to the Data Sciences Platform, a methods development and software engineering group within the Broad Institute dedicated to maximizing the impact of the data sciences on the life sciences. DSP engineers, analysts, and designers build applications and capabilities to serve the Broad and beyond.

Learn more about the Data Sciences Platform


Our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. It’s enduring, and it drives everything we do. As part of Microsoft Technology and Research, Microsoft Health Next is a diverse team of researchers, clinicians, scientists, and other experts driving innovation in health and life sciences.


Accelerate scientific discovery by making the world’s health data useful so people enjoy healthier lives. Learn more – Microsoft Research – Emerging Technology, Computer, and Software Research


Launched in 2015, Verily is a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on life sciences and healthcare. Verily’s mission is to make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives. Verily develops tools and devices to collect, organize, and activate health data, and creates interventions to prevent and manage disease. Verily partners with leading life sciences, medical device and government organizations, using deep hardware, software, scientific, and healthcare expertise to enable faster development, meaningful advances, and deployment
at scale.

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To make the world’s health data useful so that people enjoy healthier lives. Learn more about Verily.