We are a community that wants to make
open science hardware ubiquitous by 2025

Photo of Attendees at 2018 GOSH Gathering in Shenzhen
Photo of Attendees at the 2022 GOSH Gathering in Panama City, Panama. Image: Gathering for Open Science Hardware
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The GOSH Welcome Guide is full of information on how to get involved with the community. Click the image above to download the guide.
A short video documenting our most recent Gathering in Panamá, featuring interviews with several community members. Closed captioning available in both Spanish and English.


We are a global community of scientists, researchers, artists, 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.

Read the GOSH Manifesto
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.

Read the Roadmap
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