For more information about SBOL, or if you’d like to join our community, please email the SBOL Editors at  Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and a brief description of why you are interested in joining.

For more information on SBOL Visual, contact the SBOL Visual Working Group at

Detailed discussions about the SBOL specification are generally conducted through the SBOL Developers group on the email list (  Click here to view discussion archives.

For more information on the libSBOL software libraries, contact the libSBOL mailing list at

Bugs and pull requests for libSBOL can be submitted via Github at

Many of the SBOL working group mailing lists are hosted on Google Groups.  If you wish to join a group, go to the Google Group Directory at and search for SBOL.  Once you find a group you are interested in joining, click on the link to load that Group; after the Group page has loaded, click on the “Apply for Membership” or “Join Group” links or buttons (the verbiage differs depending on the settings placed on that mailing list.)  If you can’t find the list you are looking for, please contact

SBOL Announce is a Google Group intended for announcements about upcoming events and SBOL specification or library releases.

Any website issues can be reported to the Github issue tracker here.


Current support for the development of the SBOL standard is provided by the NSF through Collaborative awards #1355909 and #1356401 and EPSRC grant #EP/J02175X/1. Other sponsorship, support, or endorsements have been provided by the following federal agencies, federal research centers, commercial enterprises, and academic institutions. Please be aware that this list may not be complete, since the number of SBOL supporters is growing rapidly. If your institution supports SBOL, and it is not listed here, please email the SBOL editors.




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