Software sustainability research with rOpenSci

  Daniel S. Katz   | MAY 25, 2016

I’m happy to announce that I’ve started a project with rOpenSci under their recent award from the Helmsley Foundation. My work with rOpenSci will focus on sustainability of the project itself. Sustainability can be defined as having the resources to do the necessary work to continue and grow rOpenSci. This is one of the most difficult challenges for rOpenSci and for many other research software projects. rOpenSci has a very broad and very ambitious goal, as stated on their web site, “Transforming science through open data.

Onboarding at rOpenSci: A Year in Reviews

  Noam Ross   |   Carl Boettiger   |   Jenny Bryan   |   Scott Chamberlain   |   Rich FitzJohn   |   Karthik Ram   | MARCH 28, 2016

Code review, in which peers manually inspect the source code of software written by others, is widely recognized as one of the best tools for finding bugs in software. Code review is relatively uncommon in scientific software development, though. Scientists, despite being familiar with the process of peer review, often have little exposure to code review due to lack of training and historically little incentive to share the source code from their research.

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