The Embryo Project Encyclopedia is a digital and Open Access publication of the Embryo Project. Begun in 2007, the Encyclopedia and the Embryo Project are funded by the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C., and they are supported by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and by Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The Embryo Project is a collection of researchers who study the historical and social contexts of reproductive medicine, developmental biology and embryology.
Embryo Project researchers pursue three broad goals. They work to communicate with inclusive audiences about reproductive medicine, developmental biology and embryology. They also research those sciences with historical and computational methods. Finally, they develop university classes and programs in which students can learn and employ those methods to make products of lasting value. Most Embryo Project researchers work at ASU, but some work in Canada, Australia and in several countries in Europe. Since 2007, hundreds of scholars and researchers have participated in the Embryo Project.