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News and Updates

Register to vote in the 2022 GOSH Community Council Election!

Voter registration is now open for the 2022 GOSH Community Council Election and will remain open until 23 June 2022. For more information on the GOSH 2022 Community Council Election process, check out the community governance category and election landing page.

Watch a recording of the AfricaOSH + GOSH Webinar
In May, AfricaOSH hosted a webinar introducing the AfricaOSH community to GOSH. You can see a recording of the presentation here along with slides.

GOSH TTO Policy Brief translated into Portuguese!
In 2021, GOSH released a series of policy briefs, one of which was on open hardware for technology transfer offices. We are excited to share that a Portuguese translation of this brief is now available! You can access it here. A big thank you to GOSH community members @helossboll @marinappdf @solstag and @vrcota for translating the brief!

Inscripción Abierta: reGOSH Residencia+Encuentro / Registration Open for reGOSH Residence + Gathering
La Residencia, del 5 al 19 de septiembre, tiene como objetivo mejorar, alistar e integrar tecnologías libres existentes en relación a las necesidades de las comunidades usuarias en Mendoza. Iniciá inscripción aquí / The Residence, from September 5 to 19, gathers participants to improve, prepare and integrate existing free and open source hardware projects to the needs of user communities in Mendoza. Start the application here!

2022 GOSH Regional Events Funding: Meet the Second Round of Awardees!
Congratulations to the second round of awardees for the 2022 GOSH Regional Events Funding program! Eight groups were selected to receive funding for their events, you can find out more about the awardees here!

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.

May GOSH Community Call Presentations
The May GOSH Community Call featured a presentation from Creative Innovation Center (C.I.C), and GOSH Council Member Pen-Yuan Hsing. You can find out more about the GOSH Community Calls here. You can see a recording of the presentations here, or read the notes from the call here.

Upcoming Events

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June Open Hours

June 9th at 13:00 UTC

June 23rd at 21:00 UTC

Click here to find out more about the open hours!

Click here to see a calendar of all upcoming GOSH events


HardwareX has issued a Special Issue on Open Source Decarbonization for a Sustainable World. Submission deadline: April 28th, 2023

UNESCO is convening 5 ad-hoc Working Groups focusing on key impact areas for open science. Find out more about the workshops here.

Prototype fund for projects carried out in Germany. They will award six grants of €9,500 in the first round. The first application phase will end on June 15, 2022.

The OPEN!NEXT project is hosting "Open Source Hardware - Collaborations for a Better (Product) Future" on 29 June at Technische Universität Berlin


The Open Source Microscopy Symposium is taking place on on July 8th at the Pasteur Institute campus in Paris. 

A team of GOSH community members is looking for a person experienced on robotics, industrial design, mechanical engineering or related disciplines, to work on making an open source “liquid handling robot” for automating molecular biology protocols. Find out more here!

Become a member of AfricaOSH! AfricaOSH is a community for all open science enthusiasts, makers, creators, students, innovators, policy makers, government institutions, makerspaces, researchers etc. in Africa and the global south. Join AfricaOSH by clicking here, or signing up to the AfricaOSH whatsapp group!

No-Code Programming for Biology 2022: An online workshop in no-code programming and hardware building. Register hereWorkshops will be held on 27th June from 17:30-19:00 & 1st July from 17:30-19:00.   

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

Join the Research Data Alliance (RDA) interest group. This interest group aims to collaborate with the OH community (GOSH, OSHWA), scientific research projects involving OH (Open.Make, OPENNEXT), maker communities, and the RDA community to facilitate open discussions on FAIR principles for research hardware.

The Internet of Production Alliance is looking for one or more individuals for the role of standards researcher and technical author to help their community write open standards for data, knowledge and know-how related to hardware and manufacturing. Apply here by July 31st!

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) is hosting a community-driven science and innovation conference on July 1st! Find out more here!

Join the open hardware research community, an open and collaborative group of researchers studying the socioeconomic aspects of open hardware practice.

Curated by GOSH Community Members

A table of hardware components at a GOSH Gathering

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

Featured Open Science Hardware Projects:
Low-Cost, Open-Source XYZ Nanopositioner for High-Precision Analytical Applications

Off-grid LoRa Communicator

Recently Published Papers, Articles and Zines on Open Science Hardware:
Short guide to soil microscopyAuthors include GOSH Forum members Marc Dusseiller @dusjagr, Fernando Castro @nanocastro, Andreas Siagian @squaresolid, take @TAKE, and Paula Pin @pin. It's also available in Spanish!

Bypassing shortages of personal protective equipment in low-income settings using local production and open source tools; Authors include GOSH Forum member Andre Maia Chagas (@amchagas).

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

Open Science Hardware, a Discussion of "Bringing Open Source to the Global Lab Bench"Responses include GOSH forum member Alison Parker (@alisonjparker).

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

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