About Us

openSNP is a community-driven and community-owned project which lives through the contributions of its members. It is not associated with any institution and the only funding source for openSNP is continuous crowdfunding, which pays for the hosting costs.

Who's running the openSNP.org infrastructure?

The bulk of the coding was done by Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Helge Rausch and Philipp Bayer, who are also taking care of running and maintaining the live website.

Bastian is working on his PhD in bioinformatics at the University of Frankfurt, while Philipp already successfully took that step and is now a bioinformatics post-doc at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Helge is working and living as a webdesigner in Berlin and probably the biggest reason why this website still works.

Getting in Touch

There are several ways to get in touch with us - the code is hosted at GitHub where we of course accept pull requests, there's a Gitter channel if you want to chat to us, and you can reach out to us at the above Twitter handles or @openSNPorg.

In addition to that openSNP thrives through the kindness of dedicated contributors who have made numerous contributions. Each and every one of them is celebrated in our humans.txt.