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Just One Giant Lab

Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) is the first research and innovation laboratory operating as a distributed, open and massive mobilisation platform for collaborative task solving. JOGL helps humanity to sync onto fixing our most urgent and important problems using Open Science, Responsible Innovation and Continuous Learning. JOGL partners with academic labs, companies, startups, foundations, NGOs and public services to create participatory research programs for understanding and solving Health, Environmental, Social and Humanitarian issues.

Come challenge yourself by fostering humanity’s open knowledge and developing solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) defined by the United Nations!

Why we decided to create JOGL

📈 By making the process of contributing to solving important challenges accessible and valorizing for anyone, we want to multiply the number of contributors by 10 (from 5 millions to 50 millions) in 10 years, while making all produced knowledge, tools and methodologies universally open for use and adaptation.

🤷 Humanity has way too many problems to fix to solely rely on traditional institutions. We want to offer anyone the opportunity to challenge themselves by launching or contributing to collaborative initiatives focused on some of humanity’s most urgent and important problems.

🤯 Solving the platform stage. Most often, communities and initiatives that need to scale look at creating their own platform. Most fail because it is really hard. We want you to focus on scaling your actions, not changing jobs.

🤝 Most of the problems on this planet cannot be solved using traditional business models as most people cannot pay for research and innovation to create solutions. We don’t lack skills, resources and creativity, just of an efficient way to connect them.

🙌 JOGL is a not-for-profit organization based in Paris, France. We decided to adopt this model of development because we want to make sure that the value created by all the collaborative actions taken by you on JOGL is entirely re-invested within JOGL and shared with the whole JOGL community.

The platform

The JOGL platform will enable you to:


Make your actions and needs visible and connect to inspiring fellows, communities, projects, and organizations.


Find opportunities to challenge yourselves and learn on the way.


Provide resources and opportunities as an Enabler.
Provide time and experience as a Contributor/Leader.


Test your skills and find mentors or become one by proposing learning experiences.


Create/Join teams and contribute to cracking challenges.


Document your work and share new advances and needs openly.


Identify the right collaborators, projects and opportunities.


Visualize the collaborative structure and goals of communities, teams, organizations and projects.


Get awarded for your contributions. JOGL will also share the stories of successful initiatives and collaborations


Our experience working with communities and distributed projects has given us the understanding of the key role of “Trust” to make collaborations fruitful. In order to establish a trustful relationship between contributors who don’t necessarily know each other, we will introduce roles within JOGL that will state a set of responsibilities for each of them. Succeeding in facing those responsibilities will make you more trustworthy within your community and the global JOGL community. Failing them can however have the opposite effect.

There are three roles available for now in JOGL


Who: Any (group of) legitimate person who wish to develop their initiative openly and collaboratively.

Why: Your team lacks specific skills. You need volunteers for your project. You wish to document your advances and results openly.

What: Experiment new ideas and animate a team of contributors.


Who: Any individual (professionals, students, amateurs and citizens) who wishes to challenge themselves by providing time, creativity and experience to a project on JOGL.

Why: Join a network of solvers. Be part of the solution. Learn on the way.

What: Find opportunities to help and commit yourself to impactful initiatives. Get feedbacks on your contributions.


Who: Any organizations such as companies, foundations, NGOs, public institutions, startups.

Why: Make your current network and actions visible and grow beyond them by providing new types of open opportunities.

What: Create/Assist initiatives on JOGL by providing resources, mentorship and opportunities.


Open knowledge

Help the creation of open knowledge, tools and methodologies to understand and solve our most important and urgent problems.


Sync humanity for long-term impact through collaboration to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Beyond Academia

Go beyond the traditional academic and corporate frameworks to improve research and collaboration.

Provide legitimacy

Provide legitimacy and opportunities to leaders and contributors around the world.


Offer a public window to the world of inventors and doers, their passion, their struggling and their achievement.

Solving together

Give contributors direct access to the doers of the world and make research and innovation more inclusive, accessible and responsible.

Learning together

Encourage challenge-based learning and offer an open evaluation framework for learners.

Safe space

Provide a safe and inclusive space for anyone to join and contribute to, with ideas and approaches that can be bold and counterintuitive.


Foster reproducibility through open access to data, context, methodologies, results and final publications.

Core partners

axa research fund JOGL
Nesta JOGL
Share-it JOGL
axa research fund JOGL CRI JOGL Nesta JOGL APHP JOGL AFD Sanofi Share-it JOGL

They help us build JOGL

Bnp Paribas JOGL
Africa vs Virus Challenge -  JOGL
Makesense JOGL
Open humans JOGL
Open Source Pharma JOGL
Community Bio Initiative - MIT MediaLab
Sound Bio Lab - JOGL
HackFromHome Covid19 JOGL
correlaid JOGL
Wild Code School Paris - JOGL
Data for good - JOGL
Excelya JOGL
Girls in tech Paris JOGL
Epitech JOGL
kapcode JOGL
Bnp Paribas JOGL Africa vs Virus Challenge -  JOGL Makesense JOGL Open humans JOGL Open Source Pharma JOGL Community Bio Initiative - MIT MediaLab Sound Bio Lab - JOGL HackFromHome Covid19 JOGL correlaid JOGL Wild Code School Paris - JOGL Data for good - JOGL S3ODEON JOGL Excelya JOGL Girls in tech Paris JOGL Epitech JOGL Tuba JOGL SUPBIOTECH JOGL kapcode JOGL

They talk about us

The Guardian JOGL
Konbini JOGL
The Conversation JOGL
Le monde JOGL
20 minutes JOGL
Slate JOGL
Sciences et avenir JOGL
Mediapart JOGL
Hackaday JOGL
Grand Labo
Share-it JOGL
The Guardian JOGL
Konbini JOGL
The Conversation JOGL Le monde JOGL 20 minutes JOGL Slate JOGL Sciences et Avenir JOGL Mediapart JOGL Hackaday JOGL Grand Labo
Share-it JOGL


leo blondel

Leo Blondel

Co-Founder & CTO
  • PhD student in Computational Biology, long experience in academia with a master at the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) ULM. Currently finishing his PhD at Harvard University on diverse topics around Evo-Devo of Arthropods.
  • Expertise in Data Science and Machine Learning with a focus on sequence data and image analysis.
  • Participates to interdisciplinary projects, recently with a collaboration with Marc Santolini on the extraction and analysis the iGEM competition.
  • Helped the european union parliament on science policy surrounding green energy transition.
  • Open Science and Open Source advocate through participation in multiple projects since childhood. Child of the cypherpunk hacker subculture.
luca haenel

Luca Haenel

Web Developer
  • Responsible for the the website & platform development at JOGL.
  • Graduated with a Master's degree "expert in digital communication engineering" from web school Hetic
  • Conducted 3 internships at Fabernovel Code (2016, Paris), Phoenix the Creative Studio (2017, Montreal), and Mila (2018, Paris)
  • Volunteer Lead Developer for Veggie Fest, one of the largest veggie food and wellness festivals in North America.
  • Part of R&D team for the NGO Wild-Touch, with other students of HETIC (2018, 6 months)
thomas landrain

Thomas Landrain

Co-Founder & CEO
  • One of the pioneers behind the DIYbio (Do-it-yourself Biology) and Open Science movements and communities. He founded in 2011 La Paillasse in Paris, the first French open lab who became one of the largest ones in the world. Helped hundreds of projects, impacted thousands of people worldwide.
  • Bootstrapped synthetic biology in France as an academic researcher. He co-founded the first French iGEM team in 2007. He co-built the first dedicated research lab to synthetic biology in 2008 where he started his PhD. He published 9 peer-reviewed papers during that time.
  • Decided to leave academia to focus entirely on building and experimenting with alternatives to a rusty academic system for the production of open knowledge and innovations, through La Paillasse first and now with JOGL.
  • Co-Founded in 2015 the synthetic biology company PILI who is bringing the first sustainable alternative to petrochemistry for making dyes at industrial scale. PILI is now a 15 employees-strong R&D company and has raised more than $8M.
  • He is a member of the French National Digital Council where he pilots the working group on ecological transition.
  • Speaks worldwide on open research, DIYbio, collective intelligence and future of communities, science and innovation at gathering such as TEDx, Lift, OuiShareFest, MIT CommunityBio, CollaborAmerica Brazil, FoundersForum UK, MakerFaire Shenzhen and AfricaOSH.
gaell mainguy

Gaëll Mainguy

Board Member
  • Holds a doctorate in neurobiology and a degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure.
  • First worked in the world of research at INSERM and Veolia.
  • Then coordinated several projects for NGOs and public and private organizations in neuroscience, collective intelligence, sustainable development and energy.
  • In 2008, he founded S.A.P.I.E.E.N.S., an open access, multidisciplinary journal, which aims to encourage research in sustainable development and advance legislation in this area.
  • Convinced that societal transformations and ecological awareness require a paradigm shift in education, he joined the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI) in Paris in 2012, where he is now Director of Development and International Relations.
camille masselot

Camille Masselot

Program coordinator
  • Passionate about research and health, believes in the power of collaboration to achieve long lasting changes in our society and reach the SDGs’ targets
  • Holds a Master in Public Health, International Health (ISPED, Bordeaux) and a Bachelor in cellular and molecular Biology and physiology (Bordeaux University); Studied determinants of health, from the biological level to the political ones
  • Contributed to the elaboration, implementation and coordination of interventional research projects and development projects across numerous sub-Saharan countries
  • Collaborated alongside a wide range of public health actors such as ministries, research institutes (Inserm, IRD) and NGOs in France, Togo, Uganda, Mauritania, etc.
  • Created a tool to assess the health center capacity to diagnose tuberculosis among children in 7 countries mostly sub-saharian, within the Unitaid funded TB-Speed project, alongside with the Inserm, Makerere University-John Hopkins University research Center, Doctors Without Borders/Epicentre
  • Actively fights to reduce health inequalities and to provide access to health and information to the most vulnerable ; through her engagement in AIDES and the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
Marc Santolini

Marc Santolini

Co-Founder & CSO
  • Team leader in network science at CRI Paris, visiting researcher at the Network Science Institute of Northeastern University and at Harvard Medical School (Boston)
  • 10+ years of experience in theoretical physics and network science in prestigious universities (ENS Paris, Princeton, Northeastern, Harvard), with applications to biological, medical, and social contexts
  • Study the complex network effects underlying collaboration performance, in particular in Open Science contexts.
  • Received in 2018 the Sage Bionetworks “Young Investigators Award” for his work on “Algorithms and the role of the individual”


Lola Casamitjana

Lola Casamitjana

Communication and community manager
marine vouard

Marine Vouard

Administrative Head


Past Present
Kojak Abdullazoda

Kojak Abdullazoda

Web Developer
Shibu Anthony

Shibu Anthony

Co-immune program volunteer
Antonin Counillon

Antonin Counillon

Head of mission, Co-immune program
Bodo Hoenen

Bodo Hoenen

Collaborator on educational module
yizi huang

Yizi Huang

Trainee in educational technologies
Clément le bars

Clément Le Bars

Web Developer
Anna Listova

Anna Listova

Trainee in educational technologies
Sachin Mishra

Sachin Mishra

Web Developer
Nidhiben Patel

Nidhiben Patel

Data advisor
Louise Trely

Louise Trely

Volunteer Communication Assistant
Marie-Sarah Adenis

Marie-Sarah Adenis

Romain Delory

Romain Delory

Christopher Graham

Christopher LB Graham

Peer-review collaborator
Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

Community and platform development advisor
Mélanie Heard

Mélanie Heard

Co-immune program advisor
Katja Heuer

Katja Heuer

Data visualization

Job opportunities

We welcome spontaneous applications wholeheartedly ❤️

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