Biohackathon COVID-19-BH20 via the Internet

31 de March de 2020

The objective of COVID-19-BH20 is to create and work on tools for the analysis of COVID-19. The biohackathon will lead to more easily accessible protein data, protocols, detection kits, predictions. Policy change will also be driven when it comes to non-public or hard-to-access data because we face such challenges.

The biohackathon is about applying free and open source software to open data for scientific endeavor and biomedical progress.

The biohackathon will take place from April 5 to 11, 2020. Prior to that time, the working groups will begin preparations. After biohackathon, collaborations often continue.

How can you participate?

Through the Internet, groups with topics to work on are being formed. There will be working groups for FAIR data, workflows, pangenomes and variation charts, machine learning, text mining, and visualizations. You can create a group and get people interested in your area of work. Video conferencing, email, IRC, messaging, wiki and source code repositories will be used to make it all happen.

Who can participate?

Anyone can join and contribute. Thanks to annual biohackathons in Japan and Europe, there is already an experienced community. The benefit of this virtual biohackathon is that we can expand and be as inclusive as possible. If you are a student and do not have as much experience, you can also register and contribute.

To participate:

1. Register at the following link:  Registration (link)

2. Become a member of the mailing list (!forum/virtual-biohackathon)

3. Add it to the wiki (

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