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Open-source: code and hardware

A resource for users or producers of open-source code, software, and hardware for researchers in biomedical or life science

Looking for additional resources?

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) maintains an Open Source Toolkit which publishes articles, commentary and resources around open-source software development. The Toolkit is set up as a channel, and content is regularly updated - bookmark the site or sign up for email updates to be alerted to new content.

Project Jupyter ( is the home to a number of initiatives around open source software, standards, and services. 

Glossaries of Tech Terms

Professional associations and conferences

Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC): a special interest group (SIG) of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB). Annual satellite meetings generally precede the ISCB's ISMB meeting: