rOpenSci HQ

Community Calls

We’ll have our next community call this week on September 13th, on rOpenSci Software Review and Onboarding.

We hope past authors and reviewers will attend, as well as people considering volunteering to review rOpenSci packages or people considering submitting their package for review.

Discussion forum

Recently, on our discussion forum


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 package was recently submitted to our onboarding process:

On the blog

We’ve had five blog posts on our main blog in the past two weeks:

We’ve also had two blog posts on our developer blog in the same timeframe:

Use Cases

The following 7 works use/cite rOpenSci or rOpenSci software:

Submit news to rOpenSci

Reach out to us with your news suggestions by sending us an email or by contacting us on Twitter @ropensci

Keep up with rOpenSci news

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


  1. Baumer, B. S. (2017). A Grammar for Reproducible and Painless Extract-Transform-Load Operations on Medium Data. arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.07073. 

  2. Leung, W. T. M., Thomas-Walters, L., Garner, T. W. J., Balloux, F., Durrant, C., & Price, S. J. (2017). A quantitative-PCR based method to estimate ranavirus viral load following normalisation by reference to an ultraconserved vertebrate target. Journal of Virological Methods. 

  3. Giroldo, A. B., Scariot, A., & Hoffmann, W. A. (2017). Trait shifts associated with the subshrub life-history strategy in a tropical savanna. Oecologia. 

  4. Metzger, S., Durden, D., Sturtevant, C., Luo, H., Pingintha-Durden, N., Sachs, T., … Desai, A. R. (2017). eddy4R 0.2.0: a DevOps model for community-extensible processing and analysis of eddy-covariance data based on R, Git, Docker, and HDF5. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(9), 3189–3206. 

  5. Marwick, B., Boettiger, C., & Mullen, L. (2017). Packaging data analytical work reproducibly using R (and friends) (Version 1). PeerJ Preprints. 

  6. Wehrwein, A. 2017. Heat maps with Divvy data 2. blog post. 

  7. Muñoz, G. 2017. Ecological Event Miner: mines ecological events from published literature.