1. Research

We are conducting interviews, surveys and observatory studies to understand the current practices and the community needs.

  1. Hardware publication platform

We will gather a community of interest to co-create an ecosystem for hardware publication, including a peer review system, that will provide recognition for the hardware makers. The platform will be tested with use cases from the participating labs.

  1. Impact maximisation

We will produce open books to guide makers and PIs in their path to open and FAIR hardware production as well as work with the community to drive further acceptance of the developed workflows.


Researchers from three Berlin universities are collaborating to make this project fly.

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Interview: White rabbit

on October 20, 2022

Interview: White rabbit by the Open make team, Javier Serrano and Amanda Diez Frenandez. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The project The Hardware The Research outputs The participants Banner image: white rabbit logo, By CERN, distributed under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 Interviewee: Javier Serrano (CERN) & Amanda Diez Fernandez (CERN) Interviewers: Robert Mies (TU Berlin) & Moritz Maxeiner (FU Berlin) Transcription and editing: Diana Paola Americano Guerrero, Robert Mies, Moritz Maxeiner & Julien Colomb

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Work in progress - No1

on May 23, 2022

20022-05-13 “PI meeting” We had our first progress report with the lab heads Profs. Larkum, Jochem, and Lindgraf. We used a two hours window to present the new team members, as well as our progresses, successes and failures. We are now sharing these with all of you. We hope you will enjoy this summary of our presentations and discussions. Introductions We started by using some extract of the interviews to illustrate the main issues we tackle, that is the discrepancy between :

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defining FAIR for research hardware

on November 10, 2021

This blog post will present our progresses in our work on defining FAIR for research hardware. It has been updated, you can see its history on github. Summary After a gosh forum entry and initial meetings, we have created a RDA group for FAIR hardware: httpS://rd-alliance.org/groups/fair-principles-research-hardware. The group has agreed on a charter that has been endorsed by the RDA. Our next tasks are: Preparing the plenary and get more members Work on the definition of open hardware.

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Student assistant position available

on October 25, 2021

update 2022-05-02 The three positions have been filled, thanks to all who applied ! In Open.Make we are looking for three motivated student assistants to support our research team and enrich it with your own unique and complementary skillset. Any student of a Berlin university can apply to any of the three positions (salary 12,68 € brutto according to TV Stud III). The majority of the work needs to be done on site.

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