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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 statement==
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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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''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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==Membership==
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Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by [[J.W. Bizzaro]] as a place to [[Hosting|host collaborations]] in [[Bioinformatics|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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The Bioinformatics Organization provides associate (non-voting) membership to individuals. This type of membership is divided into two categories: [[Membership|Basic and Professional]].
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==Our place in the world==
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The Organization was established in 1998 by [[J.W. Bizzaro]] as a place to [[Hosting|host collaborations]] in [[Bioinformatics|bioinformatics]]. In 2000, it had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has about 25,000 members and over 300 projects. It is now 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. The Organization 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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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==
==Services==
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* Research & development: The Bioinformatics Organization provides [[Hosting|group hosting services]] and a number of online tools, databases and forums, all free to use.
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* Life sciences R&D: The Bioinformatics Organization provides [[Hosting|group hosting services]] and a number of online tools, databases and forums, all free to use.  Through our [[Bioinformatics Core Facility]], we provide fee-based data analysis and software development services to cater to the needs of scientists and biomedical researchers.
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* 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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* Education: In addition to the hosted resources, which are also available for educational use, the Bioinformatics Organization offers [[educational services|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.
==Contact us==
==Contact us==
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If you have any questions or comments, please see our [[Contact|Contact Page]].
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If you have any questions or comments, please see our [[Contact|contact page]].
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==Legal==
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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.
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==Board of Directors==
==Board of Directors==
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[[Damian Counsell]], M.Sc. (UK Medical Research Council)
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[[Yong Huang]], M.Sc. (YY Consulting Company)
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[[Martin Kucej]], Ph.D. (Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas)
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[[Mark Luo]], M.Sc. (OpenEvents.com)
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[[Peter St. Onge]], M.Sc. (Proteomics Research Center, University of Toronto)
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[[Jon K. Stewart]], J.D. (Moser Patterson & Sheridan)
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[[Paul Stothard]], Ph.D. (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta)
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==Advisors==
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Advisers are non-voting members of the Bioinformatics Organization who participate in the discussions and meetings of the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity alone.
* [[Joseph Landman]], Ph.D. (Scalable Informatics LLC)
* [[Joseph Landman]], Ph.D. (Scalable Informatics LLC)
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* [[Glen Otero]], Ph.D. (Orion Multisystems)
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* [[Glen Otero]], Ph.D. (Dell Inc.)
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* Marcos Oliveira de Carvalho
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* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc.
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==Officers==
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* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc. (Clerk)
* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc. (Clerk)
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* Yevgeny Ioffe, M.Sc.
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The total number of associate (non-voting) members at any given time, since early in 2000
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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.
==Funding==
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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.
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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.
==See also==
==See also==
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* [[Bioinformatics|About the field of bioinformatics]]
* [[Bioinformatics.Org_Wiki:About|About the Bioinformatics.Org wiki]]
* [[Bioinformatics.Org_Wiki:About|About the Bioinformatics.Org wiki]]

Latest revision as of 20:19, 15 March 2010

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

Contents

Mission statement

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.

Membership

The Bioinformatics Organization provides associate (non-voting) membership to individuals. This type of membership is divided into two categories: Basic and Professional.

The Organization was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. In 2000, it had more than 100 members and a dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has about 25,000 members and over 300 projects. It is now 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. The Organization 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.

Board of Directors

Primary affiliations are in parentheses.

J.W. Bizzaro.jpg
J.W. Bizzaro, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics.Org) (Chairman)
Dan Bolser.jpg
Dan Bolser, Ph.D. (University of Dundee)
Damian Counsell.jpg
Damian Counsell, M.Sc. (UK Medical Research Council)
Yong Huang.jpg
Yong Huang, M.Sc. (YY Consulting Company)
Martin Kucej.jpg
Martin Kucej, Ph.D. (Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas)
Mark Luo.jpg
Mark Luo, M.Sc. (OpenEvents.com)
Peter St Onge.jpg
Peter St. Onge, M.Sc. (Proteomics Research Center, University of Toronto)

Jon K. Stewart, J.D. (Moser Patterson & Sheridan)

Paul Stothard.jpg
Paul Stothard, Ph.D. (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta)
Prashanth Suravajhala.jpg
Prashanth Suravajhala, M.Sc. (Roskilde University)
Gary Van Domselaar.jpg
Gary Van Domselaar, Ph.D. (National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada)

Board of Advisers

Advisers are non-voting members of the Bioinformatics Organization who participate in the discussions and meetings of the Board of Directors in an advisory capacity alone.

Officers

Former directors

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.

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.

See also

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