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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two new members elected to OBF Board

October 6th, 2021 by

During the OBF’s public Board meeting on September 21, 2021, two new Board members were elected: Hilyatuz Zahroh and Caleb Kibet. Additionally, two proposals were presented; they will be voted on by the OBF membership soon.

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) […]

Call for application for the OBF Event Fellowship – second round 2021

August 18th, 2021 by

The call for application for the second round of this year’s Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship is open. Please submit your application before October 1, 2021 (save a calendar reminder).

Please apply via this Google application form: https://forms.gle/7ocmgvypiFHeFNfy7.

Summary of my participation at the GLBIO-2021 conference funded by OBF Event Fellowship

June 7th, 2021 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program supports and encourages diverse participation at events focusing on open source bioinformatics […]

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 […]

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. […]

Would you like to make a difference in grassroots open bioinformatics?

February 12th, 2021 by

About three years ago I nervously responded to a blog post from the OBF looking for board member applications from […]

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.

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.

OBF Travel Fellowship 2020: Round 1 and BCC 2020

February 17th, 2020 by

We are currently accepting applications for the first application round for the OBF Travel Fellowship 2020. Apply here.

OBF Board elections, December 2019

January 14th, 2020 by

During the public OBF Board Meeting held on December 17, 2019, elections were held for five Board members whose terms […]