We are a community that wants to make
open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025
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We are a global community of artists, researchers, activists, hackers, hardware developers, and more.
Science, and the tools we use to do it, should be open to everyone, regardless of their background.
A dedicated movement to make open science hardware mainstream and widespread.
Open hardware changes the culture of science, making it more accessible to more people.
What is Open Science Hardware?
Science hardware encompasses the tools and machinery we use for scientific endeavours (for example, a microscope or environmental sensor). Open Science Hardware refers to science hardware that is open source - or free to use, change, study or distribute. By making science hardware open, more people can have access to the tools we use to do science.
From the Open Source Hardware Definition:
"...Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs."
GOSH Manifesto: Our Values and Principles
The tools we use to do science belong in the hands of everyone. Ensuring that open science hardware projects are ethical, empowering, and accessible- these are just some of our guiding principles as a community and as a movement.
Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap: How to Make Open Science Hardware Ubiquitous by 2025
Written by over 100 community members, the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap highlights concrete actions we can take to make open science hardware widespread.
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