rOpenSci is entirely a community driven effort. The project originally came together from conversations between like-minded researchers and continues to expand as more people contribute tools, expertise, and research ideas. We are now a fast growing global community of researchers, students, software developers, and various others working towards improving the world of science. We welcome you to join us and help improve tools and practices available to researchers.
If there is any project that excites you, please feel free to offer suggestions for improvement, new use cases, or fork a copy and send a pull request (We have a package status dashboard sortable by activity, milestones and open issues). We welcome new collaborators on any of our existing efforts. We suggest you start with a post to our discussion forum.
If you are the author of an R package, consider submitting the package to be included in our suite. More instructions are available on our onboarding repository. If you would like to learn how to develop a package to solve a problem with our help, drop us a note. We would love to hear from you. Once we accept it, you'll still continue developing the software but with the added benefit of our expertise, code review, and ideas. We'll bring greater visibility to your project and help promote your efforts while exploring connections with other tools in our suite.
If have an idea for a new one (this could be a new data source, a new tool to improve reproducibility, or something we haven't thought of yet) submit the idea to our wishlist. You can request help, collaborators, or simply suggest an idea for someone else to pick up.
We are always looking for reports, use cases, and stories from our users. If you'd like to write a package tutorial or guest blog post, we would love to post in on our website and share it with other researchers.
If you already use and love any of our packages, we encourage you to give a talk or workshop at your institution. We can provide you with slides, notes, and possibly even some funds for refreshments and travel to help with your outreach efforts. Find out more about our ambassador program.
We now hold community calls open to everyone once every six weeks. Join us for one of these hour long video calls to hear about new projects, Q&As with well known developers, and to learn more about rOpenSci developments. View videos from past calls or find out about the next one.