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.”

Gemma Turon: Highlights of my participation at the BOSC-2021 conference thanks to an OBF Event Fellowship

August 31st, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund enabled awardees to register for free for BOSC 2021, an annual conference hosted by […]

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.

Eight incredible GSoC students for the OBF this year ☀️

June 17th, 2021 by

Every year the OBF applies to participate as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code, a paid work experience […]

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 […]

BOSC 2021 will be part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 (online)

February 12th, 2021 by

BOSC is returning to ISMB in 2021, after a successful partnership with Galaxy for the first Bioinformatics Community Conference last […]

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, […]

Planning an online vs. an in-person conference: which is harder?

September 1st, 2020 by

Online. By at least a factor of two. Our recent article entitled Lessons learnt from organizing a virtual conference discusses […]

Getting introduced to Bioinformatics and Open Science through BCC 2020

August 19th, 2020 by

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

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.