rOpenSci Code of Conduct Annual Review

[This article was first published on rOpenSci - open tools for open science, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Our community is our best asset. It’s so important to us, it’s in our mission statement. We recognize that communities are not inclusive by default; they require deliberate attention, including an enforceable Code of Conduct.

rOpenSci is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for everyone. We welcome people of all backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We are anti-racist. We welcome anyone, no matter their technical expertise, career stage, or work sector.

We are supported by rOpenSci’s Code of Conduct that applies to all people participating in the rOpenSci community, including rOpenSci staff and leadership. It applies to all modes of interaction online including GitHub project repositories, the rOpenSci discussion forum, Slack, Community Calls, and, should the pandemic ever permit, in person at rOpenSci-hosted events or events officially endorsed by rOpenSci, including social gatherings affiliated with the event. It is developed and enforced by a committee including rOpenSci staff and an independent community member.

Here we report on our annual review of rOpenSci’s Code of Conduct, reporting process, and internal guidelines for handling reports and enforcement.


  1. A change to the committee. We welcome Megan Carter, ESIP Community Director, as a new independent member. Kara Woo (independent community member) is on leave from the committee until May 2022. After serving on the Code of Conduct Committee for three years, Stefanie Butland is stepping down. Committee members for 2022 are Mark Padgham (rOpenSci Software Research Scientist) and Megan Carter (independent community member). We are responsible for receiving, investigating, deciding, enforcing and reporting on all reports of potential violations of our Code.
  2. No changes have been made to the text of the Code.

With this change of committee members, this will be version 2.3, dated January 13, 2021.

We welcome your feedback by email to conduct at, and we thank you for continuing to work with us to make rOpenSci a safe, enjoyable, friendly and enriching experience for everyone who participates.

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: rOpenSci - open tools for open science. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)