May 23, 2018

Applications are now open for GOSH 2018

Applications are now open for GOSH 2018, the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, taking place over four consecutive days 10-13 October 2018 in Shenzhen, China. We would like to invite you to apply to join another 100 active users, developers and thinkers in open hardware for science to benefit research, education, and science engagement.

GOSH is an ongoing meeting series designed to support a stronger and more collaborative community in open hardware for science. In 2016, we convened for the first time at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and then in Santiago, Chile for GOSH 2017. These meetings have led to the creation of the GOSH Manifesto and the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap, a burgeoning community, and ongoing individual and organizational collaborations. In 2018, we will continue to explore the diversity of existing projects, share best practices, and identify needs with those engaged in making and using open hardware within research institutions and beyond. We’ll listen to user stories and developer journeys, host a series of workshops on topics such as sharing and licensing, design for manufacture and scaling.  

For more information and to apply using our lightweight form please see or apply directly here. Applicants from China can fill out the application via a MikeCRM form if preferred. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2018 and invitations will be sent out by mid-June 2018. We have limited space and will aim to ensure representation from different sectors, disciplines and regions as noted in the application form. There will be an opportunity to participate in some sessions remotely for those who are unable to join us in China.

There is an optional registration cost of $250 USD for those who can either afford to personally or through their organization pay it. This money will support travel for those who could not otherwise attend GOSH. Additional donations are very welcome. There currently is limited travel funding available and we will be able to assist on an as needed basis if this would otherwise be a barrier to your participation. Let us know on the form if funding assistance would be useful to you. If you know of an organization which might be willing to sponsor GOSH, please let us know.

Please send this invitation to appropriate lists and individuals. You can contact us at with any questions.

In the meantime, you can connect with the community via our Forum ( and @GOSHCommunity on Twitter.

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