Today we are pleased to announce that rOpenSci has been awarded a generous 180K grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation. This funding will allow us to develop a whole new suite of tools and provide scientists with general purpose toolkits to access various kinds of scientific data. We will also be traveling a whole bunch this year and running workshops at several conferences and universities. If you'd like us to speak to your research group, please get in touch. We'll be at several events over the coming months including The Ecological Society of America annual meeting, The Open knowledge conference, Science Online Climate, American Geophysical Union and several others. Stay tuned for announcements on Twitter, our blog (rss) and new mailing list.