Group photo from 2018 GOSH Gathering held in Shenzhen, China. Photo courtesy of GOSH.

News and Updates

Apply to the 2022 GOSH Gathering in Panamá!
Applications to attend the 2022 GOSH Gathering are now open! The Gathering will be held at Ciudad Del Saber, in Panamá, from October 26-29. We’re looking for people who are actively engaged in open hardware for science as developers, users, inventors, tinkerers and thinkers who can contribute to growing the community and movement. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022,  apply here!

Second Round of GOSH Regional Events Funding Now Open
The second round of 2022 GOSH Regional Events Funding is open! The GOSH Regional Events Funding program is for groups that want to host an event, workshop, conference, or get-together aimed at supporting open science hardware. Find out more here, and be sure to apply before applications close on March 25th!

2022 GOSH Regional Events Funding: Meet the First Round of Awardees!
Congratulations to the first round of awardees for the 2022 GOSH Regional Events Funding program! Awardees include AfricaOSH, DinaCon 2022, reGOSH, Hackteria, and LabHack and SanBIO, Africa. Find out more about the awardees here!

2021 GOSH Election Reflection Survey
Please complete this short survey (available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) to express your thoughts on the 2021 GOSH Community Council election. Results from this survey will inform the 2022 GOSH Community Council Election, and even those who did not participate in the election are welcome to complete the survey. This survey will close on March 21st! 

Final GOSH Community Member Profile: “Sharing not just knowledge but know-how”
Each week, GOSH is sharing a profile on a GOSH community member who were featured in the GOSH Community Events Framework. The most recent profile, “Openness is being transparent, honest and down to earth” was on Urs Gaudenz, founder of GaudiLabs and Global Hackteria Network. This is also the final profile of the series - click here to read it!

GOSH Community Council Meeting Summary
You can read the most recent GOSH Community Council meeting summary here. All meeting summaries can be found in the Council News category on the GOSH forum, and you can access an archive of older meeting notes here.

February Community Call: Presentations from Public Invention and JOGL!
The February GOSH Community Call featured a presentations from Public Invention and Just One Giant Lab (JOGL). You can see a recording of the presentations here, or read the notes from the call here.

Upcoming Events

Photo of attendees taking a fun group photo at 2018 Gathering in Shenzhen

March Open Hours

March 24th at 21:00 UTC

Find out more about the open hours

Book Club Meeting

We are scheduling a date for the next GOSH book club meeting, if you'd like to join, check out this thread!

Open Source Applications Meeting

April 1st at 21:00 UTC

Find out more about the meeting

March Community Call

March 21st at 13:00 UTC
Join us for the March GOSH Community Call! This call will feature presentations from Community Creativity for Development (CC4D) and Our-Sci along with time for discussion and community updates. You can find out more about the GOSH Community Calls here.

Click Here to Register for the Community Call

If you are interested in presenting at a future GOSH Community Call, fill out this form!

Click here to see a calendar of all upcoming GOSH events


Open Hardware Makers (OHM) is seeking mentors for the first OHM cohort! Click here to find out more.

A new cycle of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Essential Open Source Software for Science RFA is now open. Applications due April 19.

Our-Sci is seeking a full stack developer for a 6 month position to further development of SoilStack.

The Africa Oxford Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scheme 2022 is now open! Click here to apply. Call closes on Thursday 31 March 2022 at 23:59 BST.

The 2022 FOSSASIA Virtual Summit will take place from Thursday, 7th April to Saturday, 9th April. You can get tickets to the summit here!

Find out how Open Next collaborates with industry to develop open-source products at their upcoming talk on March 25 at 02:30 PM (UTC +1).

AfricaOSH is looking for an open source venture in the African market that focuses on solar technology for drinking water. Anyone working on a similar project or with solar technology expertise can send an email here about the possibilities of collaboration.

Postdoc needed for the development of a dermatological atomic force microscope (Dermal AFM) that measures skin nanotexture (nanoscale anatomy) for clinical assessment of skin barrier function. Applications due 31 March 2022 (Danish time)

The Free and Appropriate Technology lab at Western University in Canada, has five funded positions for MSc an PhD students to work on open hardware development in photovoltaics, recycling+3D printing, and resilient foods. 

Seeed Studio’s has announced it’s Tech4Good Bounty Program, an all-year-round open source hardware sponsorship for carbon neutrality, environmental conservation, and other SDG projects.

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) has announced their Open Hardware Trailblazers Fellowship. This one year fellowship for US researchers provides $50,000 or $100,000 grants to individuals who are leading the way as open source hardware expands into academia. Deadline for applications is April 7th.

Curated by GOSH Community Members

Photo of the FlouPi4 at the 2018 Gathering in Shenzhen. In the FlouPi4 is agar with GOSH 2018 inscribed into it!

Each month, we like to feature new and relevant open science hardware papers and projects, specially chosen by GOSH community members!

Meet the new executive manager of AfricaOSH!
Check out this short introduction to Frank Landon Bentum, the new executive manger of AfricaOSH!

Mboalab inaugurates the “Bio Innovation Hub.”
The Mboalab has inaugurated its "Bio Innovation Hub," a shared Biotechnology laboratory available to researchers and students in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Interview with Dr. Dorn Cox from OpenTEAM
Check out this recent interview with Dr. Dorn Cox on how SurveyStack supports OpenTEAM, and the relationship between OpenTEAM and other open science communities such as GOSH and the Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology (GOAT).

Interview with GOSH Community Member Dr. Jenny Molloy
A recent article from proofing future features an interview with GOSH Community Member Dr. Jenny Molloy (@jcm80) as she discusses how SurveyStack helps Beneficial Bio's mission to provide reagents quicker and cheaper

Recently Published Papers on Open Science Hardware:

Open source anaerobic and temperature-controlled in vitro model enabling real-time release studies with live bacteria; authors include GOSH forum member Edwin En-Te Hwu (@EdwinHwu).

Harnessing the Benefits of Open Electronics in Science [Preprint]; authors include GOSH forum member Tobias Wenzel (@Tobey).

Defining success in open source hardware development projects: a survey of practitioners; authors include GOSH forum members Pen-Yuan Hsing (@hpy), Rafaella Antoniou (@rafaella.antoniou), and Jérémy Bonvoisin (@JBonvoisin).

UCsim2: two-dimensionally structured illumination microscopy using UC2; authors include GOSH forum members Benedict Diederich (@beniroquai) and Barbora Marsikova (@b286).

HistoEnder: a 3D printer-based histological slide autostainer that retains 3D printer functions [Preprint]; authors include GOSH forum members Vittorio Saggiomo (@VSaggiomo) and Chinna (@scientist).

The National Science Foundation bets big on open source; author is GOSH Forum member Joshua Pearce (@jpearce)

Rapid deployment of inexpensive open-source orbital shakers in support of high-throughput screening.

Low-cost and open-source super-resolution fluorescence microscope with autofocus for teaching and research [Preprint].

Open-source, Python-based, hardware and software for controlling behavioural neuroscience experiments.

Photo of two attendees working together on a project at the 2018 Gathering

Have a paper, presentation or project you would like to share? Click here!

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