Creating technical infrastructure in the form of carefully vetted, staff and community-contributed R software tools that lower barriers to working with scientific data sources on the web
Making the right data, tools and best practices more discoverable
Creating social infrastructure through a welcoming and diverse community
Promoting advocacy for a culture of data sharing and reusable software
Building capacity of software users and developers and fostering a sense of pride in their work
rOpenSci is a non-profit initiative founded in 2011 by Karthik Ram, Scott Chamberlain, and Carl Boettiger. Our staff includes developers, researchers, and community builders. Our non-staff strategic advisors and editorial board members are volunteers.
Our 2017 & 2018 research fellows were awarded support for their ongoing work in open science to enable them to have a bigger voice in their communities.