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News and Updates

Recap: GOSH Roadmap Coworking Session

Last month, GOSH hosted it's first ever roadmap coworking session, with participants joining from around the world to share acheivements and work together on different projects related to the GOSH Roadmap. These projects included the GOSH Ambassador Program, the Open Science Hardware (OScH) Project Directory, and the Open Science Shop. Check out the notes or watch a recording from the event to catch-up on what happened!

Open Source Hardware Directory Kickoff: Happening February 2024

Join the GOSH Community and Internet of Production Alliance for a workshop to create a searchable and indexable project directory for open science hardware (OSH) projects. This workshop is open to anyone involved in the open source hardware community, and is happening on February 12th. Find out more about the workshop here!

Upcoming Events

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GOSH Welcome Call

January 22 at 8 pm UTC

GOSH Welcome Calls are the perfect opportunity for new members to learn more about the GOSH Community. Each call consists of a short presentation with plenty of time for discussion and questions. Be sure to register in advance, as each call is limited to 5 participants!

Click here to register for the Welcome Call

GOSH Community Call


Each month, GOSH hosts Community Calls where the community can learn about activities and projects from around the world and discuss interesting Open Science Hardware topics. The calls feature several presentations from community members, with time for discussion and questions. 

Click here to be notified of the next Community Call

Click here to see a calendar of all upcoming GOSH events


Open Environmental Data Project (OEDP) will be supporting a one-year, fulltime Civic Science Fellow. The fellow will focus on open data and environmental data governance. Find out more at the OEDP website. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2024. 

HardwareX is seeking a host for an open hardware for science podcast.

Re:publica24 is happening from 27-29 May 2024 in Berlin, Germany.

The next FOSSASIA Summit is happening in Hanoi, Vietnam from April 8-10, 2024.

Preregistration now open: Hardware Pioneers Max24, taking place in London, UK from 28-29 May, 2024.

The Everything Open 2024 conference is taking place in Gladstone, Australia in April 2024.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 Internet of Production Alliance Community Calls!

The Social Science Research Council is seeking applicants for the Just Tech Fellowship. Deadline to applyJanuary 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Registration is open for the UK's Open Technology Conference, taking place in Central London from February 6-7, 2024. Find out more here.

FOSDEM 2024 and OFFDEM 2024 are happening in Brussels, Belgium, from February 3-4, 2024. 

The 2024-2025 Civic Science fellows positions are open for applications. 

The first call of the NGI Zero Commons Fund opens up in February with a deadline of April 1st 2024.

Open Call: S+T+ARTS PRIZE AFRICA is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. The focus is on people and projects that contribute to mastering the social, ecological, and economic challenges. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2024

The following panel is accepting contributions until February 12: P109: Unexpected ways of knowledge production. Spaces for co-creation in Research Infrastructures.

The Open.Make project has received more funding to work on hardware publication and building maker communities at local institutions. There are opportunities for fellowship funding for those interested in working with them on these topics. You can read the following forum post for more information.

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.

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

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

Featured Publications:

Navigating Tensions between Public and Commercial Interests: A Case Study of Open Source Biosensors for Detecting Water Contaminants in Argentina; Author is GOSH Forum member Alejandro Nadra (@alenadra)

Standards Make the World; Author is GOSH Forum member David Lang (@davidtlang)

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Tools for Globally Distributed Teams: 3D Scanning; Author is GOSH Forum member Jeremy Wright (@jmwright)

Dancing Delicacies: Designing Computational Food for Dynamic Dining Trajectories; Authors include GOSH Forum member Urs Gaudenz (@gaudi)

Hardware Things: a publication focused on hardware technology and manufacturing in Africa

Nature 4.0: A networked sensor system for integrated biodiversity monitoring

An Open Hardware Bioprinter Part I: A bioextruder with a peristaltic pump approach

Open-source controller for dynamic cardiovascular models

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Featured Podcasts:

The Radical Democratizing Power of a Better Way to Make Things; Featuring GOSH Forum member Sarah Hutton (@schutton). 

Featured Projects:

Update on the Field Dissection Microscope: Approaching a Functioning Instrument; Project led by GOSH Forum members Julian Stirling (@julianstirling) and Andrew Quitmeyer (@hikinghack)

Mothbox Update; Project led by GOSH Forum members Andrew Quitmeyer (@hikinghack) and Hubert Szczygiel (@Hubertszcz)

Have a paper or project you would like to share? Click here.

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