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rOpenSci HQ

Our 4th annual rOpenSci Unconference ( happened a few weeks ago (25-26 May) in Los Angeles, CA.

Our community manager Stefanie Butland is at meeting this week for AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program.


New packages



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!

If you want to be a reviewer we have a new form you can fill out, and we’ll ping you when there’s a submission that fits in your area of expertise.

The following five packages were recently submitted to our onboarding process:

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

On the blog

Our community manager got a blog post up the other day about the event: Bringing Together People and Projects at Unconf17

Onboarding series

We’re doing a series of guest blog posts for packages that have gone through our software review process at ropensci/onboarding.

We’ll have more posts in this series coming out soon - keep an eye out.

Use Cases

The following three papers use/cite rOpenSci or rOpenSci software:

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  1. Ordano, M., Blendinger, P. G., Lomáscolo, S. B., Chacoff, N. P., Sánchez, M. S., Núñez Montellano, M. G., … Valoy, M. (2017). The role of trait combination in the conspicuousness of fruit display among bird-dispersed plants. Functional Ecology. 

  2. Lehmann, A., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Lacayo, M., Giuliani, G., Thau, D., Koy, K., … Jr., R. S. (2017). Lifting the Information Barriers to Address Sustainability Challenges with Data from Physical Geography and Earth Observation. Sustainability, 9(6), 858. 

  3. Mounce, R., Murray-Rust, P., & Wills, M. (2017). A machine-compiled microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3, e13589.