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.