rOpenSci HQ

We’re hiring a postdoc! Check out our blog for a description of the position and what we’re looking for.

The postdoctoral scholar will focus on a research topic aligned with their own interests in order to better understand and improve scientific software practices.


New packages

  • A new version (0.6) of ezknitr is on CRAN. This is not the first version of this package, but it is the first version of this package within our suite. See the vignette for an introduction to the package. Repository on GitHub.



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 packages 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 package recently went through our onboarding process and has been approved:

Use cases

Three recent papers cite and/or use rOpenSci software:

Keep up with rOpenSci news

There are a number of ways to keep up with what rOpenSci is doing:


  1. Sanyal, A., & Decocq, G. (2016). Adaptive evolution of seed oil content in angiosperms: accounting for the global patterns of seed oils. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16(1). 

  2. Antonelli, A., Hettling, H., Condamine, F. L., Vos, K., Nilsson, R. H., Sanderson, M. J., … Vos, R. A. (2016). Towards a Self-Updating Platform for Estimating Rates of Speciation and Migration, Ages, and Relationships of Taxa (SUPERSMART). Systematic Biology, syw066. 

  3. Springer, M. S., Emerling, C. A., Meredith, R. W., Janečka, J. E., Eizirik, E., & Murphy, W. J. (2016). Waking the undead: implications of a soft explosive model for the timing of placental mammal diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.