Communities

Several members of the GOSH community are also a part of various regional and domain-specific OScH communities and projects. Below are some examples of these communities.

AfricaOSH

Africa Open Science and Hardware (AfricaOSH) aims to create a conversation and set of actions on OSH among African actors. Their first Summit in 2018 was held in Ghana, moving to East Africa with the 2019 edition in Tanzania.

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Photo of attendees at the first Africa OSH Summit
Source: Africa OSH 2018

REGOSH

After the GOSH global event in 2018, GOSHers from Latin America founded reGOSH, a regional GOSH community. The network started running “GOSH residences” where people gather for four weeks to build hardware collaboratively. After the first residency in Brazil in 2019, it is now also expanding to other formats.

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Logo for reGOSH. Source: reGOSH

GREAT LAKES GOSH

In Toronto, Canada, the first Great Lakes GOSH was held in 2019 with the aim of fostering collaboration and identifying ways to support participants and collaborate more effectively.

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Group Photo from Great Lakes GOSH 2019
Source: Great Lakes GOSH 

BATH OPEN INSTRUMENTATION GROUP (BOING)

In February 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the UK, the Bath Open Instrumentation Group (BOING) organised a 3-day workshop where participants explored different aspects of open hardware in academia.

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Logo Bath Open INstrumentation Group (BOING)
Source: BOING

RESEQ PROJECT

In Switzerland, GOSHers from Europe met to organise a crowdfunding campaign to support work on the ReSeq project, or reuse of an old DNA sequencer to turn it into an open science hardware instrument.

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Photo of the ReSeq-Kickstarter Group
Source: ReSeq Project

DIGITAL BIOLOGY GROUP

The Digital Biology Group works on projects to bridge information and bio-technologies. Projects like Digital Microfluidics, Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (Digital-PCR), DNA Synthesizers, or Desktop Digital Biolabs will bring flexible and affordable labs to everyone.
Content on this page was pulled from the GOSH Framework for Running Community Events and the GOSH Forum.