rOpenSci Code of Conduct Annual Review

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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, Co-working and social sessions, in person at rOpenSci-hosted events, 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. Kara Woo (independent community member) has stepped down from the committee after five years of service. We welcome Natalia Morandeira to serve on this role. Committee members for 2024 are Natalia Morandeira (independent member), Mark Padgham (rOpenSci Software Research Scientist) and Yanina Bellini Saibene (rOpenSci Community Manager). 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 in English.

  3. The Spanish text of the code of conduct was review and updated with changes in the use of gender-mark words.

With this change of committee members, this will be version 2.5, dated January 30, 2024.

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.

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