ISC working groups provide the mechanism through which the ISC can explore, fund, and manage large collaborative projects. There are primary two modes of collaboration that may make a proposal well suited to be a WG:
- The advice or collaboration of subject matter experts is required to decide the merit or feasibility of a project.
- The work required for the project requires the skills not possessed by a single individual, or the amount of work required is more than can be accomplished by a single person in a reasonable amount of time.
Benefits of Forming an ISC Working Group
Your project will be:
- Vetted by the relevant experts
- Sanctioned by the R Consortium
- Receive the attention of the R Foundation
- Become visible to the greater R Community
- Administrative support from the R Consortium
Active Working Groups
R7 Package: Object-Oriented Programming. The R7 package is a new OOP system designed to be a successor to S3 and S4. It has been designed and implemented collaboratively by the R Consortium Object-Oriented Programming Working Group, which includes representatives from R-Core, BioConductor, RStudio/tidyverse, and the wider R community.
R / Business: R users from different areas of business and financial services collaborating on events and advocacy of R.
R Certification: Is working to establish a common certification program for proficiency in R.
R Repositories: Collaboratively exploring how to support, maintain, and improve the tooling for R package distribution.
R Tables for Regulatory Submission (RTRS): Develop standards for creating tables that meet the requirements of FDA submission documents
R Validation Hub: Working to devise a standard for validating packages for the regulated Pharmaceutical industry and create a online repository that will be free to use.
Submissions: Focus on IT and platform challenges that must be addressed in order to make “all R” regulatory submissions.