[open-science] Advice for starting an open community lab/biomakespace?

Nicholas Barnes nb at climatecode.org
Mon Nov 30 10:19:08 UTC 2015

At 2015-11-30 07:19:12, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:
> Dear All
> I have an exciting opportunity to start a community biology lab here in Cambridge (UK), which would be fantastic for several local projects we've got going around open technologies (which I should definitely share in more detail soon!).
> Has anyone set up a biohackspace/makespace/community lab and could you send me any examples of governance documents, figures for number of members, information on how you keep such a space sustainable financially and anything else you have that could feed into our deliberations on how to run the space?
> I've found one site from GenSpace which is really useful http://openlab-blueprint.org/ but it'd be good to see if their solutions have worked elsewhere.
> Things are moving quite quickly so apologies for the rushed email! I'd be delighted to talk to anyone who can offer advice so while publicly posted documents would be best and most helpful for others, if it's more convenient to chat then just get in touch!
> Jenny
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Presumably you already know Mark Wainwright, through the OKFN? He's the administrator of Cambridge Makespace http://makespace.org/.  He wasn’t involved at the outset, but I’m sure he knows all sorts of things about the membership, finances, and so on.
Nick B

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