rOpenSci is a scientific open source project whose primary mission is to promote development and use of high-quality research software in the research community. The rOpenSci team and community enable this transformation by training domain experts in good software development practices and fostering a peer review culture for research software. Simultaneously the project is also responsible for building robust software to help researchers access, discover, publish and work with disparate types of scientific data. rOpenSci plays a critical role in the scientific software ecosystem, particularly in the R programming language.

BIDS Senior Researcher Karthik Ram is rOpenSci's Co-founder and Project Lead, and an Associate Editor of rOpenSci Software Peer Review. BIDS Faculty Affiliate Carl Boettiger and Assistant Research Engineer Jeroen Ooms also contribute to this project.