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Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. is located in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%2C_Massachusetts Hudson, Massachusetts].
Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. is located in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%2C_Massachusetts Hudson, Massachusetts].
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===Mission===
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==Mission==
The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.
The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.
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===Brief history===
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==Brief history==
Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by [[J.W. Bizzaro]] as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 20,000 members and over 300 projects.
Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by [[J.W. Bizzaro]] as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 20,000 members and over 300 projects.
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===Our place in the world===
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==Our place in the world==
Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with the number offered by [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ NCBI] and [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ EBI]. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on [http://www.fsf.org/ Free] and [http://www.opensource.org/ Open Source] software.
Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with the number offered by [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ NCBI] and [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ EBI]. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on [http://www.fsf.org/ Free] and [http://www.opensource.org/ Open Source] software.
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===Services===
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==Services==
* Research & development: The Bioinformatics Organization provides [[Hosting|group hosting services]] and a number of online tools, databases and forums, all free to use.
* Research & development: The Bioinformatics Organization provides [[Hosting|group hosting services]] and a number of online tools, databases and forums, all free to use.
* Education: In addition to the hosted resources, which are also available for educational use, the Bioinformatics Organization offers [http://edu.bioinformatics.org/ professional development courses] for continuing scientific education. These are short, graduate- or postgraduate-level courses on computational topics of interest to prospective and practicing researchers in the life sciences.
* Education: In addition to the hosted resources, which are also available for educational use, the Bioinformatics Organization offers [http://edu.bioinformatics.org/ professional development courses] for continuing scientific education. These are short, graduate- or postgraduate-level courses on computational topics of interest to prospective and practicing researchers in the life sciences.
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===Contact us===
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==Contact us==
If you have any questions or comments, please see our [[Contact|Contact Page]].
If you have any questions or comments, please see our [[Contact|Contact Page]].
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==Legal==
Bioinformatics.Org is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA as "Bioinformatics Organization, Inc." and as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprofit non-profit organization]. The Organization is in the process of obtaining [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501%28c%29 501(c)(3)] tax-exempt status with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_Revenue_Service US IRS].
Bioinformatics.Org is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA as "Bioinformatics Organization, Inc." and as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprofit non-profit organization]. The Organization is in the process of obtaining [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501%28c%29 501(c)(3)] tax-exempt status with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_Revenue_Service US IRS].
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Please see the [[Terms of Service Agreement]] for members of Bioinformatics.Org.
Please see the [[Terms of Service Agreement]] for members of Bioinformatics.Org.
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Primary affiliations are in parentheses.
Primary affiliations are in parentheses.
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* [[Gary H. Van Domselaar]], Ph.D. (National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada)
* [[Gary H. Van Domselaar]], Ph.D. (National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada)
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==Advisors==
* [[Joseph Landman]], Ph.D. (Scalable Informatics LLC)
* [[Joseph Landman]], Ph.D. (Scalable Informatics LLC)
* [[Glen Otero]], Ph.D. (Orion Multisystems)
* [[Glen Otero]], Ph.D. (Orion Multisystems)
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* Marcos Oliveira de Carvalho
* Marcos Oliveira de Carvalho
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* Holly Miller, Ph.D.
* Holly Miller, Ph.D.
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* [[J.W. Bizzaro]], M.Sc. (President)
* [[J.W. Bizzaro]], M.Sc. (President)
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* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc. (Clerk)
* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc. (Clerk)
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==Funding==
The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. relies upon the generous contributions of individuals and other organizations. Please see the [[Contribute|Contribute Page]] for more information about helping Bioinformatics.Org. Currently, there are no government or foundation grants being used.
The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. relies upon the generous contributions of individuals and other organizations. Please see the [[Contribute|Contribute Page]] for more information about helping Bioinformatics.Org. Currently, there are no government or foundation grants being used.

Revision as of 16:42, 16 July 2007

Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. is located in Hudson, Massachusetts.

Contents

Mission

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. serves the scientific and educational needs of bioinformatic practitioners and the general public. We develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels. We provide and promote open access to the materials and methods required for, and derived from, research, development and education.

Brief history

Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 20,000 members and over 300 projects.

Our place in the world

Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with the number offered by NCBI and EBI. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on Free and Open Source software.

Services

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, please see our Contact Page.

Legal

Bioinformatics.Org is incorporated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA as "Bioinformatics Organization, Inc." and as a non-profit organization. The Organization is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the US IRS.

Please see the Terms of Service Agreement for members of Bioinformatics.Org.

Board of directors

Primary affiliations are in parentheses.

Advisors

Former directors

Officers

Statistics

http://bioinformatics.org/about/stats/members-total.png

The total number of associate (non-voting) members at any given time, since early in 2000

Funding

The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. relies upon the generous contributions of individuals and other organizations. Please see the Contribute Page for more information about helping Bioinformatics.Org. Currently, there are no government or foundation grants being used.

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