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Join Bioschemas!

Bioschemas is an open community and welcomes any organization or individual to join this community effort. If you want to be involved in Bioschemas, please

See the people page to see who is involved.

Mailing List

The Bioschemas mailing list is our main communication channel and is hosted by the W3C Bioschemas Community Group. There is no requirement for a W3C account to subscribe to the mailing list. However, we would encourage you to join the W3C Community Group.

All messages to the mailing list are available through a public archive.

W3C Community Group

Joining a W3C Community Group requires a W3C participant account, there is no need to be part of a membership organisation. To join the community group, complete all sections of the form and then make the appropriate employment declaration on the second page. You may join the group as an individual or as an affiliate to an organisation in which case your employer gets to sign a Contributor License Agreement which sets licensing obligations for specifications created by the Community Group.

Once you have received the confirmation email for your account you should be able to log in and join the Bioschemas Community Group.

More detailed step-by-step instructions are available here.


We use GitHub to collaboratively develop new specifications, and tools to support the Bioschemas community. There are several project specific repositories as well as: