IGN 3-7
Next generation of open science with R: Insights from the rOpenSci project

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Karthik Ram, Espm, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Science is in the midst of a dramatic transformation that is being driven by increasing access to large amounts of heterogeneous data. Various scientific datasets are widely available on the web but the tools and culture necessary to leverage existing data. To foster and support a new generation of data-driven science, my research group and I began rOpenSci (http://ropensci.org) as an integrated effort to build tools and training to help scientists access data repositories. In this talk I will demonstrate how our tools can accelerate the rate of data discovery, novel synthesis and greater reproducibility in ecology & evolution.