Important: Has GOSH changed your life? Have you published or presented GOSH somewhere? Please tell us!

Hi All

As you know, GOSH 2017 was kindly supported by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation who generously funded the meeting and all of the travel grants which got many of you to GOSH.

@shannond and I are compiling a report for the Foundation and would love to hear from you if you’ve done any of the following:

  • Published a journal article citing or discussing GOSH
  • Written a blog, magazine article or similar citing or discussing GOSH
  • Mentoned GOSH in the media
  • Organised an event as a result of GOSH or making use of connections from GOSH (we will mention for example the Biohacking event in Cameroon and the upcoming OSH Summit in Ghana)
  • Got involved in an exciting collaboration as a result of GOSH
  • Done anything that you don’t think would have happened without your involvement in GOSH

I’ve copied below some that we know about.

This will go on the website as well so we can celebrate our successes throughout the year!
Thanks very much in advance for your help! Ideally we need these in the next couple of days for the report itself but keep them coming even if you don’t get a chance until later.


Citation in Journal Articles

  1. Dosemagen, S., Liboiron, M. & Molloy, J., (2017). Gathering for Open Science Hardware 2016. Journal of Open Hardware. 1(1), p.4. DOI:

  2. Dryden, M.D., Fobel, R., Fobel, C. and Wheeler, A.R., 2017. Upon the Shoulders of Giants: Open-Source Hardware and Software in Analytical Chemistry. Analytical Chemistry, 89(8), pp.4330-4338. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00485

  3. Sardelis, Stephanie, Samantha Oester, and Max Liboiron. “Ten Strategies to Reduce Gender Inequality at Scientific Conferences.” Frontiers in Marine Science 4 (2017): 231. DOI:

  4. Wylie, Sara, Nick Shapiro, and Max Liboiron. “Making and Doing Politics Through Grassroots Scientific Research on the Energy and Petrochemical Industries.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 3 (2017): 393-425. DOI:

  5. Wagoner, Maya M. Technology against technocracy: toward design strategies for critical community technology. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.

  6. Murillo, L.F.R. & Wenzel, T., (2017). Welcome to the Journal of Open Hardware. Journal of Open Hardware. 1(1), p.1. DOI:

  7. Nuñez, I., Matute, T., Herrera, R., Keymer, J., Marzullo, T., Rudge, T., & Federici, F. (2017). Low cost and open source multi-fluorescence imaging system for teaching and research in biology and bioengineering. PloS one, 12(11), e0187163. DOI:

National/International Media Coverage

Interview on democratisation of synthetic biology mentioning the GOSH Roadmap.

Article features many GOSH Community members.

Online Magazines/Journal Blogs

  1. Liboiron, M. & Molloy, J., (2017). We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here’s one way to do this. The Conversation [online]. Available at:

  2. Chagas, A.M., Liboiron, M., Molloy, J., Garcia Arcos, J.M., and Warren, J., Gathering for Open Science Hardware 2017: building a movement. PLOS Blogs. [online]. Available at

  3. van den Boom, F. Santiago de Chile, capital of the Global network for Open Science Hardware. Makery [online]. Available at

  4. Urs Gaudenz, Barbara Kummler, Stijn Ossevoort, Open Factory - Agil Entlang Der Wertschöpfungskette (2017) [online]. Available at

Personal Blogs

  1. Austic, G. People-led Research: A strange, sleeping giant [online]. Available at:

  2. Daal, X. De wereld verbeteren met open science hardware [online]. Available at:

  3. Bernaldo, P. Roadmap or compass? Gathering of Open Science Hardware (GOSH) 2017 [online]. Available at:

  4. Pereyra Irujo, Gustavo., Open tools for better science | Tecnologías abiertas para más y mejor ciencia [online]. Available atías-abiertas-para-más-y-mejor-ciencia-7ce39214cbb5

  5. Nadra, A. El Hardware Científico Abierto Puede Popularizar Y Redistribuir Los Beneficios De La Investigación [online]. Available at

  6. Mestizo, H. #GOSH2017 [online]. Available at

  7. Brook, T. GOSH @ Santiago de Chile [online]. Available at

GOSH Mentions in External Reports and Conference Presentations

Two projects from members of the GOSH community were selected as part of six case studies from the European Commission-funded Digital Social Innovation Toolkit. The GOSH Manifesto was cited as a source for best practice in design of open science hardware and used as an explanatory factor for their inclusion as examples of digital social innovation.

  • Sage Assembly 2017: Mapping Open Research Ecosystems (Seattle, US)

The GOSH Manifesto was cited as a positive example of embedding values and ethics into design in a participatory science community by Eleonore Pauwels (Commons Lab, Woodrow Wilson Center) in her introductory remarks during the Ethics and Ecosystems panel. Jenny Molloy also presented a poster on GOSH alongside other initiatives on open research tools.

  • Global Community Biotechnology Summit (MIT Media Lab, US)

Several GOSH 2017 participants attended the event including Jenny Molloy, Fernan Federici, Bethan Woolfenden, Thomas Herve Mboa, Laura Olalde and mentioned GOSH in numerous presentations and workshops.

  • Maker Faire Xi’an

Marc Dusellier presented GOSH at Maker Faire Xi’an. Slides are available online:

  • Viritual Institute of Responsible Innovation Annual Meeting (Arizona State University, US)

Jenny Molloy presented GOSH as an example of a community approach to responsible research and innovation.

  • New Scientist Live (ExCEL Centre, London, UK)

Jenny Molloy presented GOSH as part of a session on DIY Biology.

Hi Jenny,
Here is my personal blog citing GOSH


Well, it’s changed my life because it allowed me to find my people, but that’s probably not helpful for funders :slight_smile:

  • I think I would never had had the confidence to start my own company (Our Sci) without the feeling that I was not alone * in my perspective of the future of science hardware. GOSH was central to feeling like I’m not in this alone.
  • It’s mentioned in the our-sci blog - .
  • It’s initiating a similar conference/movement in the ag space which we’re organizing in 2018 - . Doesn’t look like much yet but it’s coming!!!
  • I’ve mentioned it in various other public places (probably will today on the KZYX Farm and Garden Show).
  • It was a part of the discussion at the Foundation for Food and Ag Conference FFAR convening, where the 200M non-profit for innovation in ag was asking for community feedback to set priorities for their next funding cycle. @dornawcox was an organizer and also went to GOSH. Won’t speak for him, but I’m fairly sure GOSH impacted his perspective on open hardware and the scientific process in the ag space. The result of the FFAR convening was that open hardware, software and data were central to FFAR’s next funding cycle and their long-term perspective on ag innovation. A large US govt funded non-profit having this level of commitment to openness is a sea change, and GOSH played a role in supporting the people and arguments to make it happen.

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s a start :slight_smile:

Thanks @gbathree and @jorgeappiah! I’ve added these to the report. If anyone else has stories or outcomes to share, I look forward to hearing from you!

Hi Jenny
We presented GOSH during the “1er Workshop de Ciencia Abierta y Ciudadana en Argentina” held in La Plata this year

Link to the abstract
*Hardware Científico Abierto y Tecnologías Libres
Fernando Castro, Laura Olalde, Julieta Arancio, Gustavo Pereira Irujo y Fernan Federici


Hi everyone,

GOSH certainly changed my life in many ways, mostly by meeting lots of people and learning from different resources that enabled me to work on the projects I’m working on now.

Some of the outputs I can mention are:

  • GOSH Roadmap and Open Hardware session at 1st Open and Citizen Science Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina || Notes on the session can be found here

  • GOSH Unconference session at OpenCon 2017, Berlin - Notes can be found here

  • I mentioned GOSH at a participation in a local community radio programme in Buenos Aires, where we talked about Open Science

  • Through GOSH I got to participate in Berlin’s Science Hack Day 2017 where I got involved in a [project] ( to ‘translate’ academia into human language, in which I plan to work during the next months

  • The experiences I got to know at GOSH gave me ideas to work at our local hacklab in Buenos Aires, R’lyeh. We applied to a Mozilla Science Mini Grant with an open hardware air-quality monitor project based on the work of @nanocastro. Application can be found here.

  • I added open hardware experiences I got to know at GOSH (and also in the forum) in our open science in Latin America map, which is part of my phD

[EDIT] Forgot to add that I mentioned GOSH in the 32° National Women Encounter in October 2017 - Argentina, in the Science & Technology sessions.


Hi @jcm80, surely GOSH has changed my life… I will try to summarize it in 03 points :

  1. After our meeting in chile, with the support of GOSH, I decided to organise a seminar in Cameroon on Biohacking in Africa. Makery did a full report on this event : Africa tackles biohacking for healthcare : Makery and announcement was did on the GOSH website.

  2. As a researcher, I learnt and I am still learning a lot from GOSH, particularly from the work of our roadmap, Interactions with others Goshers, Gosh values etc…all these experience are mentionned on different tallk I gave untill now. I am sure that one of the big output of this learging from GOSH is my accepted chapter inside the “Handbook of Communication for Development and Social Change”. The handbook will be published next year on the title "»Open Science as a tool for justice, empowerment and developpement: Challenges, opportunities and strategies in Africa« " and GOSH activities and related paper are the fundamental of my tought.

  3. Power of connection.
    just few months after the Gosh meeting, that is a small view of what happen to me:


Thanks @nanocastro @jarancio @gbathree this has been really helpful!
@thomasmboa that diagram :astonished: :heart_eyes: you are a dream come true for evaluators…

Hi! Here at CTA there wasn’t direct results from GOSH, only indirect and immeasurable results.

To start, it influenced me to express science through art, I wrote the Tale of the Science of Tomorrow. It was my first contact to art-science. Which was replicated at the Arduino Day 2017 (in Porto Alegre).

At GOSH I met people, groups and institutions that inspired me, Leonardo (who also attend to GOSH) and Jan Luc to star the EITCHA, an educational initiative to seed technological emancipation. We will teach programming, electronics, talk about open science, open hardware, citizen science, Internet surveillance, and so on. In short, will teach kids on how to be hackers (the translation of our acronym stands for “Itinerant School of Hacker Citizen Technology”) . We won an grant to start EITCHA, but we can’t announce yet.

Another indirect result is that we were selected to a residence promoted by RedBull to develop open source technology to solve city problems. Is definitely connect to GOSH since it gave us a more global view of which are and how to solve some of the cities problems, as well as the fact that we attended to GOSH give us prestige. Of the 5 projects selected, 2 were from CTA. A Meteorological Station and a Micro-aerogeneretor.

GOSH was mentioned on our medias, on our news , and in most of the events we’ve organize (about 15).

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OpenBio Chile webpage
PUC School of Biology (the only press we received from the University!)

Events (in Spanish):
OpenCon Santiago 2017
Webinar “Ciencia Abierta en America Latina” organized by the Center For Open Science


GOSH definitely changed my way to thinking about science, academia and its interaction with society, but more importantly the event in Chile opened my eyes to a lot of issues that I wasn’t aware of in relation to how closed to different groups/people science and tech development is. I’m not saying that I understand all of it yet, but at least I think I can see things a bit better now. Hoping to keep learning :slight_smile:

If I contributed someway with this movement, I hope it was through talking about open science and hardware (and encouraging people to join this Forum) at student retreats/ science conferences and also presenting some open source hardware whenever I got the chance.
-Student Retreat SFB Munich June 7th
-Trend Open Labware Workshop in Ibadan Nigeria June 25th to July 10th
-Solutions for Open Science Institut Pasteur Paris October 11th-12th
-Online talk for the “Rede de pesquisadores” - “Pesquisa de ponta de custo, é possível?”
-Champalimaud insititute student’s retreat Oct 31st to Nov 2nd
-Open source hardware and Trend talk at Gulbenkian Institute Nov 2nd
-BrainHack satellite event to the Aspects of Neuroscience conference Nov 18th-19th

Thanks @amchagas @ffederici @marinappdf for sharing and for the great initiatives you’re all coordinating!

Hi there!

With Leslie Garcia, Paloma Lopez, Fernan Ferderici, Juan Keymer and I, we are working on an art-science investigation project. See All of this was born during a beautiful encounter @ GOSH 2017.

  • We have worked on this together in the Medialab Prado in Madrid. See
  • It has shaped a new research line in our lab (Keymer Lab) which is leading to more DIY and open hardware in science research. Several university students are contributing to the project, both in Chile and in China through our collaboration with Open FIESTA @ Tsinghua Graduate School at Shenzhen.
  • This year Juan Keymer will teach a course on DIY bio @ PUC where the development of the AI microscope that is one of the building blocks of this project is the focus point.

Apart from the beautiful people I met, GOSH has definitely sparked the foundation of integrating art and science in a long term investigation project that before I could only dream of…