The 2017 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC)

Nomi L. Harris, Peter J.A. Cock, Brad Chapman, Christopher J. Fields, Karsten Hokamp, Hilmar Lapp, Monica Munoz-Torres, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Heather Wiencko

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The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is a meeting organized by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of Open Source software development and Open Science within the biological research community. The 18th annual BOSC ( took place in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2017. The conference brought together nearly 250 bioinformatics researchers, developers and users of open source software to interact and share ideas about standards, bioinformatics software development, open and reproducible science, and this year's theme, open data. As in previous years, the conference was preceded by a two-day collaborative coding event open to the bioinformatics community, called the OBF Codefest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1858
StatePublished - 2017


  • Bioinformatics
  • Community science
  • Open data
  • Open science
  • Open source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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