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News and Updates

Applications open: GOSH Open Science Hardware Events Funding Program

We are excited to announce that the GOSH Community has opened applications for it's 2023 Open Science Hardware Events Funding Program! The program is for groups that want to host an event, workshop, conference, or get-together aimed at supporting open science hardware. In 2023, we are funding events that have a clear focus on promoting or advancing open science hardware within a specific discipline including (but not limited to) the following: 

Space science, Imaging, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Conservation technology, Oceanography, Chemistry, Science and Technology Studies.

Click here to apply by 15 February 2023!

GOSH Systems Administrator: Call for Volunteers
GOSH is seeking a Systems Administrator! The role is a volunteer position with an anticipated commitment of 2 hours per month to keep an eye on the maintenance and security of the community’s services and be ready to help out when things go wrong. If you’d be willing, reach out here or send an email to to

Upcoming Events

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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

February Welcome Call

February 23 at 15:00 UTC

Welcome calls are a great opportunity to find out more about GOSH! The calls are open to new members of the community and will be capped at five participants to make the experience more personal and engaging.

Click here to register!

Click here to see a calendar of all upcoming GOSH events


NASA is holding a funding call for "High Priority Open-Source Science". Deadline March 29.

Call for Steering Committee Members for Reclone Symposium on 12 April 2023

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

Open Toolchain Foundation is hosting a mixed hardware & software hackathon in Hamburg, Germany on March 6th & 7th!

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

Arribada Initiative is looking to hire an embedded software, hardware or product design & CAD engineer. Find out more here!

The World Climate Research Programme is hosting an Open Science Conference in Rwanda from October 23-27. The deadline for abstracts and the financial support application is February 28.

Now Open: Ecologists in Africa Grant. This grant provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.  Applications for the first round of funding will close on March 15th 2023.

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) accepts applications from projects and businesses in low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central, South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Eastern Europe, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Apply 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!

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.

Open Environmental Data Project (OEDP) is hiring a Data Inclusion Specialist. This position is listed in partnership with the ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship.  You can find more information on the Fellowship program here and a direct link to the position with OEDP here Applications are due March 15th. 

Join the open hardware research community, an open and collaborative group of researchers studying the socioeconomic aspects of open hardware practice. Their next meeting is happening February 9th at 4 pm UK time, join here!

Join AfricaOSH for a Community call on February 23, featuring a presentation from Hamid from Chad, founder and CEO of the Chad Innovation Hub. Register here

Curated by GOSH Community Members

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 Publications:
Open hardware: From DIY trend to global transformation in access to laboratory equipmentAuthors include GOSH Forum member Tobias Wenzel (@tobey).

Open Source in Environmental Sustainability • Open Source Law, Policy and Practice (2nd edn)
  Open Citizen Science: fostering open knowledge with participation 

 Toward equitable open research: stakeholder co-created recommendations for research institutions, funders and researchers 

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

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