rOpenSci - open tools for open science

Transforming science through open data, software & reproducibility

We help develop R packages for the sciences via community driven learning, review and maintenance of contributed software in the R ecosystem

Our Packages

Use our carefully vetted, staff- and community-contributed R software tools that lower barriers to working with local and remote scientific data sources. Combine our tools with the rich ecosystem of R packages.

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Computing Infrastructure

Workflow Tools for Your Code and Data

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Data Access

Get Data from the Web

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Data Extraction

Convert and Munge Data

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Data Publication

Document and Release Your Data

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Work with Databases From R

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Access, Manipulate, Convert Geospatial Data

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HTTP tools

Interact with Web Resources

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Analyze Scientific Papers (and Text in General)

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Secure Your Data and Workflow

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Statistical algorithms and statistics-specific workflows

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Handle and Transform Taxonomic Information

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Our Software Review Process

Our suite of packages is comprised of contributions from staff engineers and the wider R community via a transparent, constructive and open review process utilising GitHub's open source infrastructure.

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Open Reviews

We combine academic peer reviews with production software code reviews to create a transparent, collaborative & more efficient review process

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Guidance & Standards

Based on best practices of software development and standards of R, its applications and user base.

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Active Community

Our diverse community of academics, data scientists and developers provide a platform for shared learning, collaboration and reproducible science

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Our Community

We welcome you to join us and help improve tools and practices available to researchers while receiving greater visibility to your contributions. You can contribute with your packages, resources or post questions so our members will help you along your process.

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Fictional avatars of rOpenSci community members. Lydia Hill Illustration, all rights reserved.
Join the Conversation

Discover, learn and get involved in helping to shape the future of Data Science

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Community Calls

Join in our quarterly Community Calls with fellow developers and scientists - open to all

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Upcoming events including meetings at which our team members are speaking.

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