rOpenSci HQ

  • We’ve completely updated all our tutorials at - and we’ve added many new ones. Keep an eye out as we’ll add even more soon.



We accept community contributed packages via our onboarding system - a software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight new pacakages here that have come through this system. A huge thanks to our reviewers, who do a lot of work reviewing (see the blog post on our review system), and the authors of the packages!

The following are rOpenSci packages that have recently gone through our onboarding process:

Use cases

Six recent papers cite and/or use rOpenSci software (or reference rOpenSci):

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  1. Iraola, G., & Naya, H. (2016). Wedding higher taxonomic ranks with metabolic signatures coded in prokaryotic genomes. 

  2. Perez-Riverol, Y., Gatto, L., Wang, R., Sachsenberg, T., Uszkoreit, J., Leprevost, F., et al. (2016). Ten Simple Rules for Taking Advantage of git and GitHub. 

  3. Jacobs, Christian T., et al. (2015) Integrating Research Data Management into Geographical Information Systems. arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.04729. 

  4. Schwery, O., & O’Meara, B. C. (2016). MonoPhy : a simple R package to find and visualize monophyly issues . PeerJ Computer Science, 2, e56. 

  5. Dafforn, K. A., Johnston, E. L., Ferguson, A., Humphrey, C. L., Monk, W., Nichols, S. J., … Baird, D. J. (2016). Big data opportunities and challenges for assessing multiple stressors across scales in aquatic ecosystems. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67(4), 393. 

  6. Bachelot, et al. (2016) Long‐lasting effects of land use history on soil fungal communities in second‐growth tropical rain forests. Ecological Applications.