Why Join the R Consortium?

The R Consortium is the mechanism for corporate entities and other organizations to support  and engage with the R Community. Membership in the R Consortium signals community leadership, a long term viewpoint, and an appreciation for the efforts of R’s open source contributors. Membership shows commitment and a desire to contribute to the community, strengthening it for the benefit of all.

Membership in the R Consortium:

  • Helps fund key R infrastructure such as the R-Hub build system, database interfaces, distributed computing architecture, regional conferences, local R user groups and more.
  • Provides a way for companies to generate industry-wide support for projects that they see as valuable.
    • The bulk of the R Consortium budget goes directly to funding key community projects.
  • Through participation in the R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC), members have a voice in the process of selecting projects and the opportunity to guide their development.
  • Gives companies direct access to the R Foundation:
    • Board members interact with the R Foundation’s representative on the R Consortium Board of Directors.
    • ISC members:
      • Work side-by-side with R Foundation members engaged in technical projects,
      • Participate in regular meetings with R Foundation members.
  • Provides insight and access to accurate and up-to-date knowledge about important developments in the the R Community and the extended R ecosystem.

How R Consortium membership helps support the R Community

  • Supports the operations of the critical infrastructure that sustains the R ecosystem, anticipating challenges and planning for contingencies.  
  • Funds open-source community-driven projects that widely impact the R Community
  • Provides opportunities to form working relationships that transcend company affiliations.
  • Enables better identification and recruitment of data scientists working in R.
Benefits by member class
Platinum
Silver

One seat on the Board of Directors with full voting rights
X
One seat on the ISC with full voting rights                  
X

Elect Silver representatives to the Board and ISC ( 1 Board seat per 3 Silver members, 1 ISC seat for all Silver members )
X
Company logo on R Consortium website and collateral
X
X

R Consortium logo on company website
X
X

Membership dues ( annually )

US$100,000

100+ FTE US $25,000

<100 FTE / non-profits, universities US $10,000

Joining the R Consortium is easy.

1. Review the Membership Documents.

2. Submit a Signed Membership Agreement to membership@r-consortium.org.

3. Remit the annual dues payment that is applicable for your membership level.

4. Begin participating in Events, Discussions, Projects and working Groups.

If you have questions about joining the R Consortium, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted soon. Thank you.



















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