rOpenSci | About us

About us

rOpenSci fosters a culture that values open and reproducible research using shared data and reusable software

We do this by

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

Our Team

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.

Karthik Ram
Executive Director
co-founder • staff • editor
Scott Chamberlain
Technical Lead
co-founder • staff • developer
Jeroen Ooms
Lead Infrastructure Engineer
staff • researcher • developer
Stefanie Butland
Community Manager
staff
Maëlle Salmon
Research Software Engineer
staff • developer • editor
Mark Padgham
Software Research Scientist
staff • researcher • developer
Noam Ross
Software Review Lead
strategic advisor • editor
Steffi LaZerte
Community Assistant
staff
Stacey Dorton
Administrative Manager
staff
Carl Boettiger
University of California, Berkeley
co-founder • strategic advisor
Jenny Bryan
RStudio
strategic advisor
Rich FitzJohn
Imperial College London
strategic advisor
Anna Krystalli
University of Sheffield
editor
Brooke Anderson
Colorado State University
editor
Melina Vidoni
RMIT University
editor
Mauro Lepore
2 Degrees Investing Initiative
editor
Laura DeCicco
USGS
editor
Julia Gustavsen
SOPHiA GENETICS
editor

Our Advisors

JJ Allaire
RStudio
Mackenzie Smith
University of California, Davis

Our Alumni

Lincoln Mullen
George Mason University
editor
Dan Sholler
postdoc

Our Research Fellows

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.

Kelly Hondula
University of Maryland, SESYNC
Zachary Foster
Oregon State University
Sam Tyner
Iowa State University, CSAFE
Jon Zelner
University of Michigan
Nick Golding
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Working together to push science forward

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