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News and Updates

Recording: Open Hardware Literature Review Session on Legal Studies of Open Licensing

Throughout early 2023, the GOSH Community will be working collaboratively on an open hardware literature review. As part of that process, we are hosting a series of public calls focused on a particular topic related to open hardware. The first call, on legal studies of open licensing, took place on January 5th, you can see a recording of the call here!

Working on an OScH mentorship or training materials? Add them to this wiki!
Several GOSH Community members are keeping track of various OScH mentorship and training initiatives, if you are developing projects or materials that are related to best practices on how to build and develop OSH, please share it here.

Check out this GOSH 2022 inspired Ñeque PCB!
Feeling inspired after the past Gathering, a previous GOSH 2022 participant has created a ñeque PCB board, be sure to check it out here!

Upcoming Events

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Open Hardware Literature Review Session on Scientific Instrumentation and Standardisation

January 11th at 21:00 UTC

Join us for our next open hardware literature review session, on scientific instrumentation and standardisation. Featuring a presentation from Jenny Molloy (University of Cambridge).

Click here to register!

January Welcome Call

January 31 at 17:00 UTC

GOSH Welcome Calls consist of a 20-minute onboarding presentation to help orient new members to the GOSH Community, followed by time for discussion and questions. 

Click here to register!

Note: The calls will only be open to new members of the community and will be capped at five participants to make the experience more personal and engaging.

February Community Call: IO Rodeo

February 13 at 15:00 UTC

Join us for our February GOSH Community Call! Featuring a presentation from Jo Long & Will Dickson on IO Rodeo and their current projects.

Click here to register!

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


Complete this Open Hardware Survey from IO Rodeo!

The Open Toolchain Foundation now has a forum that you can join!

Join the Internet of Production Alliance’s next Community Call on January 11th.

Register for the 2023 FOSSASIA Summit, taking place in Singapore from April 13-15!

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

Calling for Nominations and Applications: Decentralised Manufacturing World Map Data Awards.

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.

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!

Join the open hardware research community, an open and collaborative group of researchers studying the socioeconomic aspects of open hardware practice. Their next meeting will take place on January 12!

The next Reclone Community Meeting is happening on January 11 at 14:00 UTC! It will feature a presentation from Fran Quero, from the Learning Planet Institute, who will be telling us about “Molecular Diagnostics & Open Science: Open Source Hardware for Nucleic Acid Tests”. Find the Zoom link here!

Curated by GOSH Community Members

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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 Papers:
Development and Sharing of Open Science Hardware: Lessons Learned from Wikimedia FellowshipsAuthors include GOSH Forum members Oliver Keller (@oli.keller), Benjamin Paffhausen (@neuro3en), and Tobias Wenzel (@tobey).

The need for open technology standards for environmental monitoring; Authors include GOSH Forum members Shannon Dosemagen (@shannond) and Luis Felipe Murillo (@unixjazz)

Equitable Research Capacity Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: The Case for Open Science Hardware;  Authors include GOSH Forum members Julieta Arancio (@jarancio), and Joshua Pearce (@jpearce).

High-stake conditions to catalyse local sustainable development through Fablabs in AfricaAuthors include GOSH Forum member Thomas Mboa (@thomasmboa)

Why science funders should endow open source professorships?Authors include GOSH Forum member Joshua Pearce (@jpearce).

Bench-Side Dose Accuracy of an Open-Source Ultra-Low-Cost Insulin-Pump, With Testing Conducted to IEC 60601-2-24

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

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