Governance (from outside hackteria)

finding a place for othe governance documents, best practices and always(with substantial funding) reinventing the wheel

|### Lou Woodley via|Sep 2, 2020, 4:12 PM (1 day ago)||Reply



Hello everyone,

For those of you who are supporting STEM communities and collaborations – including working groups - you may be interested in our latest resource, a guidebook describing the CSCCE Community Participation Model.

The model describes five modes of member engagement - with four that occur within a STEM community and one meta-mode that extends outside the community. We’ve found it to be very helpful in supporting others with their program design and communication and engagement strategies.

Please reach out with any feedback or questions, including to discuss how you might work with us to apply the model to your own community-building projects.



Lou Woodley


Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE)

codes from DIYBio
many had a hand in it like @rudiger , what was interesting was the social engagement of the continental biohacker vs the enrepeneurial USA people organized a series of congresses in 2011, where we brought together individuals and delegates from regional groups in North America and Europe to collaborate on the development of a DIYbio code that may serve as a framework for helping us achieve a vibrant, productive and safe global community of DIYbio practitioners, regional groups, and community labs.

In May 2011, individuals and delegates from regional groups of DIY biologists from across Europe came together at the London School of Economics BIOS Centre with the goal of generating an aspirational code of ethics for the emerging do-it-yourself biology movement. The congress was composed of participants from five countries, including Denmark, England, France, Germany, and Ireland .

In July 2011, a second congress was held in San Francisco with participants from regional DIYbio groups across North America, including individuals from ARC (Houston, TX), BioBridge (San Francisco, CA), BioCurious (Mountain View, CA), BOSSLab (Boston, MA), Genspace (Brooklyn, NY), and LA Biohackers (Los Angeles, CA).

EU codes

Draft DIYbio Code of Ethics from European Congress

Emphasize transparency and the sharing of ideas, knowledge, data and results.

Adopt safe practices.

Open Access
Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.

Help educate the public about biotechnology, its benefits and implications.

Know you don’t know everything.

Carefully listen to any concerns and questions and respond honestly.

Peaceful Purposes
Biotechnology must only be used for peaceful purposes.

Respect humans and all living systems.

Recognize the complexity and dynamics of living systems and our responsibility towards them.

Remain accountable for your actions and for upholding this code.

USA Codes

Draft DIYbio Code of Ethics from North American Congress

Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.

Emphasize transparency, the sharing of ideas, knowledge and data.

Engage the public about biology, biotechnology and their possibilities.

Adopt safe practices.

Respect the environment.

Biotechnology should only be used for peaceful purposes.

Tinkering with biology leads to insight; insight leads to innovation.

History: The draft code was formulated by participants in the 2011 North American DIYbio Congress and agreed in July 2011. See also, the draft code developed at the 2011 European DIYbio Congress.

Fork this code on github. Adopt, adapt & remix your own

Good to have a discussion on this here… as we also had some recent local discussions on how to develop this for hackeria, aswell as with other communities we are involved.

In the GOSH community there are currently ongoing discussions here: