Contributors Guide

Task management

All high-level tasks concering are managed in sifterapp (moderated by Jon Ison): -

If you’d like a sifterapp account, please email Jon).


sifterapp is the primary means for technical coordination: collaborators are encouraged to browse tasks, review priorities, make comments and add new tasks. Bear in mind sifterapp is for high level tasks not fine-grained details!

Feature requests & issues

GitHub is used to track fine-grained issues and is the preferred way to make feature requests, content suggestions, EDAM term requests, and bug reports:

Mailing list

Please use the appropriate mailing list:

  • registry for general discussions on
  • registry-support for questions and help on
  • edam for general discusion and help on EDAM
  • registry-announce or edam-announce for low-traffic announcements
  • registry-core and edam-dev for technical discussion amongst the core developers

To send mail: - - -


Coordination meetings happen on the last Fri of each month @ 11AM CET. The hangouts have an open agenda and respond to current critical needs. Technical representatives of ELIXIR-DK institutes routinely attend and guests are very welcome: if you’d like to join mail Henriette Husum Bak-Jensen cc Jon Ison.