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), which in 2021 will take place online July 29-30 as part of ISMB/ECCB 2021.

A public meeting of the OBF Board of Directors was held on July 25, 2019 in Basel, Switzerland as a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meeting at BOSC 2019, which was part of the 2019 ISMB/ECCB conference.

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