Who are you?

You'll find some of the most talented and friendliest folks in here, which means it's a great place to learn and a great place to give back, no matter your level of expertise.

We need your skills! No matter what programming language you are used to we will find a place for you! We are building different software components which require different kinds of expertise.

We have provided an extensive guide to getting started with the project in our documentation. Also, have a look at the overview of currently active projects. Please start there and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Dear fellow scientist, do you work with C. elegans in your lab? Do you work with optogenetics? Do you write computational models for neurons? Are you an expert in connectomics? Do you work with fluid dynamics simulations? Do you work with computational models for chemical diffusion? Do you have experience with numerical methods for solving cable equations? Do you think that you are working on something that we could be interested in?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes and you would like to help us please contact us!

So you are a writer! Whether you are a novelist, a blogger or a technical writer we could use a hand. Communication is fundamental for us and we try our best to clearly convey our goal at OpenWorm. We want to make people aware of the importance of what we are trying to do. Get in touch with us by sending some samples of your writing and describe in what way you would like to contribute!

Also if you are writing a blog post or an article about the project feel free to ask us for any material like our logo or some sexy worm graphics. We would be more than happy to help you!

We love beautiful things. We always make an extra effort to make things look as cool as they can be. Are you a graphic designer? Do you draw or do you make awesome videos? We need you. We love to inspire people and we believe art is the best way to do it.

If you would like to help out please send us some examples from your portfolio and tell us how you would like to use your talent. If you can't think of anything still get in touch with us, we'll figure something out together!

Do you have experience as a WebMaster? Did you spot that we built our website with Bootstrap? Do you speak JavaScript?

Maintaining our web site is an important job and we could use a hand. If you would like to help us, contact us and link to some of the websites you have worked on. Also feel free to give us any feedback on usability of this website; we like to constantly raise the bar!

Do you share our vision? Do you believe that to accelerate drug discovery we need better predictive models for biology? Are you an advocate of open science?

OpenWorm is not supported by traditional research grants. Everything that was done so far happened thanks to the passion of our volunteers. Imagine how fast we could accelerate our development with your support.

If you are interested in helping to fund OpenWorm or partner with us please contact us. We need your help.

One thing we need more than anything is for people to know about us. Getting visibility for the project will help us attract attention, raise awareness and ultimately reach our goal faster.

We've assembled information about the project in our documentation to help you better understand the project and find places to help out.

If you would like to help us you can spread the word with your family and friends and explain to them how a biologically accurate simulation of a tiny worm could help a lot to accelerate the cure of diseases. You can also tell your geek friends how it would be totally cool to have a virtual worm living inside your computer.

Also if there is anything you think you could help us with which doesn't fall in any of the above categories please contact us, we would love to hear from you!