Support and contact

Mail the BUGS support and discussion list

This moderated list is a public forum where BUGS users can support each other, ask questions or share ideas. Help with diagnosing errors or problems in modelling should be sought here.

You can also update your list membership, join, contribute, search the archives, and leave the list at the jiscmail website

Mail to bugs at

This address goes to only the development team, and is for specific questions about getting hold of the software, difficulties in installation, or bug reports. Please also use this address to let us know of any papers, websites, or other resources you've seen that we should refer to on this site.

OpenBUGS queries

There's a separate mailing list for people interested in developing BUGS via OpenBUGS (e.g. writing new functions, distributions, updaters).

To subscribe either go to the home page: and click on Join or leave the list.

Or send an email to jiscmail at and include in the body of the text JOIN BUGS-DEVELOPERS Firstname Lastname.