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Approaching deadline for Open Science@PSB

23 May 2008 No Comment

Just a gentle reminder that the deadline for submissions for the Open Science Workshop at Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing is approaching. The purpose of the early deadline is so that we can give people plenty of notice that they have a talk so they or we can sort out funding.  At this stage we really only need an abstract or even an outline so we can organise the program. We are hoping to be able to make a contribution to the costs of speakers and poster presenters so if you will need or would appreciate support then please make a note of that in your submission. And please do get in touch if you want to come but money is an issue and we will work with you to see what we can. If there is enough UK/Europe interest we can look at putting in a small grant application. The US seems a bit harder but we are working on that as well. As Shirley Wu has mentioned we are actively pursuing a range of fundrasing options (watch this space for more t-shirts and other open science merchandise – and yes we are doing more than just designing t-shirts). Any help with contacts or cold hard cash will also be greatly appreciated.

It is looking like it will be an exciting programme and we would like as many people to be there as possible. Submission instructions are at the Call for Proposals. You know you want to spend the middle of January in Hawaii, so this is the excuse you’ve been looking for.

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