An Equitable Approach to Microbiome Science
Photo Credit: GMbC team processing stool samples in Central African Republic. ©Global Microbiome Conservancy / Photo by Mathieu /Groussin
OpenBiome believes in the importance of a global scientific movement fueled by strong local capacity and networks.
Through the Global Microbiome Conservancy (GMbC) program, we engage in long-term partnerships with collaborators around the world. We provide researchers and scientists in under-resourced countries with training, tools, and access to our knowledge sharing platform. Our ultimate mission is to grow microbiome research capacity worldwide.
Photo Credit: The GMbC team fills a cryotank with liquid nitrogen in Thailand. ©Global Microbiome Conservancy / Photo by C. Corzett
How We Build Partner Research Capacity
Infrastructure and Physical Resources: Improve access to laboratory supplies, equipment, and data storage capability.
Skills and Training: Share our expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, biobanking, and bioinformatics.
Grants and Funding: Identify funding opportunities and host workshops to improve grant writing skills.
Publishing and Conferences: Support researchers through the publication process and to access conferences.
Connection and Networks: Introduce researchers to potential collaborators, mentors, and mentees.
Help Us Support Global Microbiome Research
Contact us to learn how you can help researchers realize the full global potential of microbiome science to improve the health of people worldwide.
We’re always open to discuss ideas on how to improve access to equipment, training, mentorship, or other resources.