COMBINE – Host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon! – Expressions of interest


Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Week – September 8th to 12th, 2014

Following on from our successful 2013 edit-a-thon, this year COMBINE is organising Wikipedia edit-a-thon’s around Australia. We are calling for expressions of interest to host.



These informal events will bring together students, researchers and mentors to edit articles on Wikipedia related to Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and related fields.

As with last year, the audience is both:

– Students participating in the ISCB Wikipedia competition

– Researchers interested in editing Wikipedia articles in their field

Besides being a great chance to hone your skills in science communication, it is also a great opportunity to interact with other researchers and students. This is your chance to find get in touch with other bioinformaticians and computational biologists both in your city/institute and across Australia.



Melbourne: There will be at least one edit-a-thon on Tuesday, September 9th at 4.30pm AEST

Parallel edit-a-thons around Australia on the 9th are preferred, but events held within the week of September 8th to 12th will be accepted.



That’s up to you! If you wish to host an edit-a-thon, all that you need to provide is

a venue with reliable WiFi for BYOD (bring your own device).


Next steps:

Contact to express interest in hosting an edit-a-thon (preferably by the 13th of August).

We will advertise all the edit-a-thon’s on a single flyer, with dates and venues for each,  and distribute to the bioinformatics and computational biology community.

Get on our mailing list via and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or G+.

Share this with anyone you think might be interested in hosting or attending. The more the merrier!



The COMBINE team


Who are COMBINE?

COMBINE is the official ISCB Regional Student Group for Australia, a student‑run organisation for researchers in computational biology,

bioinformatics, and related fields. We aim to bring together students and early career researchers from the computational and life sciences for networking, collaboration and

professional development.

For more information about COMBINE, upcoming events, or to become a volunteer, please visit our website at

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