Get involved

Become a contributor

BioJava is made possible thanks to its diverse developer community. We always welcome new contributors, no matter the type or extent of the contributions.

If you already have some ideas or suggestions to improve the library, submit a new issue or pull request on GitHub.

Alternatively, you can explore some of the known bugs that need fixing or feature requests from other users. If you are unsure, contact us and we might be able to point out the ones suitable for newcomers and students.

Stay tuned

There are two channels to contact the BioJava community and stay in touch (it is that simple!):

  1. Watch (and star!) the main BioJava GitHub repository and participate in the discussions.
  2. Subscribe to the biojava-l mailing list here and send an e-mail to