[BiO BB] advice on joining projects

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Jan 6 07:42:36 EST 2006

gehana vaswani wrote:

> hi,
>   i am in the second year b.tech bioinformatics n want to know that how can i participate in doing some projects with experienced people.whom should i approach for this and how?
>   kindly answer.bye

You can join one of the many open source bioinformatics projects. Choose 
something close to your own interests, download the software, try making some 
suggestions to the developers (preferably via their mailing lists or bulletin 
boards so you join in a wider discussion). When you are ready, you can try 
making your own contributions (depending on the time and resources you have).

There are software projects, databases, standards initiatives and ontologies 
that would welcome contributions.

Good places to start looking are www.sourceforge.net www.open-bio.org and 

Hope that helps,

Peter Rice

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