GOSH 2021-2022 Writing Workshops

2021 Policy Briefs

Throughout 2021, members of the GOSH community have been hosting a series of writing workshops, in the form of community writing sprints, to develop guidance on Open Science Hardware (OScH) aimed at research funders, academic institutions (particularly technology transfer offices), and science policymakers: stakeholders who we view as key in enabling ubiquitous adoption of OScH. During these workshops, policy briefs were created in situ to be distributed to target audiences via specialist press outlets, specific events, and the GOSH community network.

These workshops were convened by GOSH community members, funded by Alfred P Sloan Foundation and coordinated by Gathering for Open Science Hardware Inc, a US-based nonprofit.

Open Science Hardware Suitcase by GaudiLabs

On March 8th and April 14th of 2021, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) convened two virtual writing workshops with open hardware practitioners and technology transfer officers to discuss the potential of open hardware for Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs). This policy brief is the culmination of these discussions, highlighting how open hardware provides opportunities for TTOs outside of the current patent-and-license model and characterizing what is needed in order to support the adoption of open hardware by TTOs.

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You can also access a plain text file of this document here.

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On June 1st of 2021, members of the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) community convened a virtual writing workshop for promoting Open Source Hardware (OScH) at the international policy level. Workshop participants included OScH practitioners and those with international policy backgrounds from across the globe. The resulting policy brief highlights the potential for innovation that OScH brings on the international level and how international organisations can best promote OScH practices. The brief will be released in September of 2021.

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- Read more about the workshop

You can also access a plain text file of this document here.

2021 Research Funding Salons

During June and July 2021 the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) community organised a series of salon-style meetings to explore open hardware with funding institutions. The purpose of these meetings were to connect open hardware (OH) funders and broader funders of open research and to develop guidance on OH and Open Science Hardware (OScH). The following write-ups provide a summary of what was discussed at each of the meetings.

These workshops were convened by GOSH community members, funded by Alfred P Sloan Foundation and coordinated by Gathering for Open Science Hardware Inc, a US-based nonprofit.

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Future Workshops

We will also be opening up submissions for proposals from the GOSH community for smaller writing workshops or visiting collaborations to scope research topics, conduct literature reviews and develop further policy advice aimed at specific audiences that take into account the broader context of OScH and open science.

We will continue to share updates on the 2021-2022 writing sprints via the GOSH website and community forum!