My trip to the EMBO neural stem cells workshop

June 23rd, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Furkan M. Torun: Highlights of my participation at PyCon IT 2022

June 17th, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Post-BOSC CoFest will be online

June 9th, 2022 by

‘ello Co-Fest Friends! After failing to find a good spot for an in-person CoFest, we decided to have the CoFest […]

CollaborationFest 2022

May 17th, 2022 by

Guest post by Thomas Schlapp, CoFest organizer This year we’re looking to have another post-BOSC CoFest! Last year (my first […]

BOSC and Bio-Ontologies: Even better together!

March 2nd, 2022 by

We are excited to announce that BOSC and Bio-Ontologies will join forces for part of a day at ISMB 2022. […]

Watch the recording of the ISCBacademy webinar on growing open source communities

February 23rd, 2022 by

Yesterday we hosted the OBF/BOSC contribution to the ISCBacademy webinar. Our former OBF-board member and Open Life Science co-lead Yo […]

Call for applications for OBF Event Fellowship, Round 1 of 2022

February 7th, 2022 by

The call for applications for the OBF Event Fellowship 2022, round 1 is now open. The deadline for this round is 1 April 2022. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form. We have provided a Word template to help you draft the application locally before filling the form – make a copy of this template.

Round-Ups from 2021 OBF Fellowship Awardees

February 7th, 2022 by

Congratulations to each OBF Event fellowship Awardees from 2021! We are delighted to support their participation as the OBF Event Fellowship and BOSC-OBF Event support fund awardees and wish them all the best for their future work.

Updates from the OBF Event Fellowship Chairs

February 7th, 2022 by

We are delighted to announce that Caleb Kibet and Hilyatuz Zahroh, two members who recently joined the OBF board, will be joining Malvika Sharan as the co-chairs of the OBF Event Fellowship program. Inviting contributions from the OBF board members, as well as bringing insights from their lived experiences, Caleb, Hilya and Malvika will re-evaluate how we can manage the OBF Event fellowship more effectively going forward.

New Code of Conduct, Community Support Sponsorship approved by OBF membership vote

January 27th, 2022 by

As previously described, during the November 2021 public Board meeting, the OBF announced two new initiatives to be voted on […]

ISCBacademy webinar Feb 22: Yo Yehudi

January 20th, 2022 by

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 15:00 UTC / 11am EDT Location: online webinar hosted by ISCB Speaker: Yo […]

OBF Membership Referendum

January 4th, 2022 by

During our last public Board meeting, the OBF announced two new initiatives that are being proposed for approval by the […]

My virtual participation at the RISC-V 2021 summit

December 17th, 2021 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Event Fellowship deadline extended to October 4, 2021

September 30th, 2021 by

The deadline for applying for an OBF Event Fellowship has just been extended to October 4, 2021! The OBF Event Fellowship […]

OBF Public Board Meeting, 2021-09-21

September 11th, 2021 by

Date, Time, and How to Join Date and time: 2021-09-21, 17:00 UTC (10am PT / 1pm ET / 18:00 UK) […]

ISCBacademy webinar: Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together (Mad Price Ball)

September 10th, 2021 by

The first BOSC/OBF ISCBacademy webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 15:00 UTC / 11am EDT, and will feature Mad Price Ball of the Open Humans Foundation speaking about “Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together.”

Ariel Mundo Ortiz: My participation at BOSC 2021 sponsored by the BOSC-OBF Event Support

September 8th, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund was awarded to Ariel Mundo Ortiz, a researcher from the University of Arkansas, to […]

David Twesigomwe: My BOSC 2021 Experience

September 7th, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund was awarded to David Twesigomwe, a PhD student based at the Sydney Brenner Institute […]