BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund

June 11th, 2021 by

Thanks to funding from our sponsors, we are opening a special call for applications to the BOSC-OBF Event Support Fund. […]

BOSC late poster abstract deadline is June 3!

May 28th, 2021 by

There’s still a chance to submit your abstract in the Late Poster round, which closes June 3 at 11:59pm ET! […]

Request for comments on the OBF Code of Conduct draft

May 12th, 2021 by

The OBF is committed to providing a harassment-free and respectful environment for all members of our community. To ensure that […]

OBF Community Support Sponsorship

May 11th, 2021 by

The following outlines a potential new grant programme, subject to approval by the OBF membership in a formal vote, which […]

Introducing the BOSC 2021 Organizing Committee!

May 9th, 2021 by

BOSC is organized entirely by volunteers. We are lucky to have these amazing people on the Organizing Committee this year! […]

BOSC Abstract Parties!

April 9th, 2021 by

Are you thinking of writing an abstract for BOSC? We’re here to help! The BOSC Organizing Committee is holding two […]

Join us at BOSC 2021!

March 24th, 2021 by

BOSC 2021 will take place July 29-30, as part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 Online. Key Dates May 6, 2021 (11:59pm EDT): […]

Seeking community volunteers: nomination open for OBF board election 2021

February 15th, 2021 by

TL;DR: Nominate candidates or yourself for the OBF board via this form or work with OBF in other volunteer capacities. […]

Domain names available for adoption

January 28th, 2021 by

The OBF has two sets of domain names available for adoption by a non-profit or open source project: biows.org, biows.com, […]

MetaDocencia: Teaching to Teach (Bioinformatics and more) Online in Spanish

January 13th, 2021 by

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

Google Summer of Code 2020 Wrap Up

November 4th, 2020 by

OBF was accepted as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code this year. It was another good year for […]

Call for applications for OBF Event Fellowship, Round 2 of 2020

August 22nd, 2020 by

We are glad to announce that the call for application to the OBF Event Fellowship is now open. The deadline for the application is 1 October 2020. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form.

Lessons learned from organizing a virtual conference (BCC2020)

August 13th, 2020 by

BCC2020 (the collaborative BOSC + GCC meeting) was held online, with over 800 people registered for some part of the […]

BCC2020 pre-conference open house

July 8th, 2020 by

After much discussion, the BCC2020 organizing committee has decided to hold the meeting on Remo.co, which is similar to Zoom […]

Help us make BCC2020 a rewarding online experience!

May 22nd, 2020 by

We’re old hands at organizing in-person BOSCs (some of us were involved in planning the very first BOSC, in 2000), […]

Announcing OBF (travel) fellowship awardees for 2020 round 1

May 8th, 2020 by

We are delighted to announce that four awardees, Gigi Kenneth, Armando Blondel Djiyou Djeuda, Edidiong Etuk and Pengfei Fan, have been selected to receive the OBF travel fellowship for 2020 round 1, to support their participation in virtual events.

BCC2020 (inc. BOSC 2020) abstracts due this week

May 3rd, 2020 by

We look forward to receiving lots of abstracts by the end of this week from people interested in presenting at […]

Galaxy Admin 2020 and beyond (guest post by OBF Travel Award recipient Michael Thompson)

April 14th, 2020 by

OBF Travel Award recipient Michael Thompson writes about his experience at the Galaxy Admin Training 2020