About the OBF

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) is a non-profit, volunteer-run group that promotes open source software development and Open Science within the biological research community. OBF runs the annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC). BOSC 2021 was held online July 29-30, 2021, as part of ISMB/ECCB 2021. BOSC 2022 will take place July 13-14, 2022, as part of ISMB 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Membership in the OBF is open to anyone who wants to help promote open source or open science in a biological field.

OBF Event Awards

The OBF Event Fellowship program aims to increase diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software development and open science in the biological research community.


Upcoming events

Board of directors