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A Continental Movement: LatinR Event is Face-to-Face in Montevideo, Uruguay This Year

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LatinR 2023 is being held October 18-23, 2023, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Presentations are held in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Register now!  LatinR was founded in 2017, Natalia da Silva, Riva…

First Publicly Available R-Based Submission Package Submitted to FDA (Pilot 3)

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The R Consortium is pleased to announce that on August 28, 2023, the R Submissions Working Group successfully submitted an R-based test submission pilot 3 package through the FDA eCTD…

Grants For R Language Infrastructure Projects Available Now!

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Round two is here! The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) orchestrates two rounds of proposal calls and grant awards per year to fortify the R ecosystem's technical infrastructure. We…

New Executive Director Position Created at R Consortium

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Motivated by the growth of the R Consortium over the past several years and the expansion of activities, the R Consortium Board of Directors has taken a step to ensure…

Change in R Consortium Leadership – Thank you, Joseph Rickert!

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After serving as chair of the board for the R Consortium and being involved in multiple R Consortium committees both on the technical and community development sides, as well as…

Coming in July! 🔥 We Have a 20% off Promo Code – Data Scientists & Data Professionals at New York R Conference

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The R Consortium is sponsoring the New York R Conference, presented by Lander Analytics! This in-person and virtual conference will be running from July 13-14, with workshops (tickets sold separately)…

Renewing the R Consortium Census Working Group

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Guest author: Ari Lamstein Ari Lamstein is a Director of Analytics at MarketBridge, a Marketing Analytics Consultancy. Back in 2018, when I was most involved in developing choroplethr, Joe Rickert,…

R Consortium Funding for R User Groups! Highlighting R-Ladies SĂŁo Paulo

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The R Consortium has begun the disbursement of grants to help R User Groups (RUGS) around the world organize, share information, and support each other. We are currently accepting applications…

Welcome to our newest member Parexel!

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The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and R community, today announced that Parexel has joined the R Consortium as a Silver Member.  Parexel is a…

The 2023 RUGS Program is awarding grants for 2023!

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Here! The R Consortium gives grants to help R User Groups (RUGS) around the world organize, share information, and support each other. We are currently accepting applications!  The R Consortium…

Announcing R/Medicine 2023!

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Join us at R/Medicine 2023! The 6th annual conference will be fully virtual from June 5 through 9 and feature two days of workshops followed by a day of demos,…

Kaizen Project for R Package Documentation

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Anyone familiar with R will know that in addition to being a superb language for statistical computing, it comprises an ecosystem and community of extraordinary depth and commitment. Because of…

UPDATE: Successful R-Based Package Submission with Shiny Component to FDA

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The R Consortium is happy to announce that on Nov 18th, 2022, the R Submissions Working Group successfully submitted a test submission package with a Shiny component through the FDA…

Community Call to Action for ISC Grant Proposal Ideas

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Every year, The R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) conducts two cycles of calling for proposals and awarding grants for projects that will enhance the technical infrastructure of the R…

New Member Pfizer Joins R Consortium

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2022 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and worldwide R community, today announced that Pfizer has joined as a Silver…

Announcing the New R User Groups, Conferences, and Training Program

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The R Consortium is pleased to announce the new 2022 R User Groups (RUGs), Conferences and Training program. This is an updated version of the RUGS program of previous years…

ISC Call for Proposals – Now Accepting Applications

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The first 2022 call for proposals for R Consortium Infrastructure Steering (ISC) grants is now open and will be accepting proposals through May 1, 2022. This year, the R Consortium has…

September 2021 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2021. The September 2021 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects…

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Joins R Consortium

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GSK providing COVID era leadership, helping adoption of R Language as standard tool for pharmaceutical industry SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2021 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting…

March 2021 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is April 19, 2021. The March 2021 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects that…

The 2021 RUGS Program is Live!

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source: R User Groups on meetup.com - 35 countries • 85 groups • 65,200+ members The R Consortium is excited to announce the 2021 R User Group and Small Conference Support Program (RUGS). We…

September 2020 ISC Call for Proposals – Now Open!

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The deadline for submitting proposals is midnight, October 1st, 2020. The September 2020 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. The R Consortium’s Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) solicits progressive, pioneering projects…

Stanford Data Science Institute Joins R Consortium in Sponsoring COVID-19 Data Forum – Join Us!

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The Stanford Data Science Institute, which aims to give Stanford faculty and students the tools, skills and understanding they need to do cutting-edge research, is joining with the R Consortium…

March 2020 ISC call for proposals – Now Open!

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The March 2020 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. Once again, we are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem and benefit…

R Consortium Welcomes New Member ThinkR, R Language and Data Science Engineering Company

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Services include R consulting, development, and training; contributes to multiple R open source projects including golem, framework for building robust Shiny apps SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2020 – The R…

R Consortium Simplifies Membership Structure to Increase Opportunities for Silver Level Members

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Two membership levels now available: Platinum and Silver SAN FRANCISCO, January 29, 2020 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and R community, today announced…

R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee Chair Wins 2019 COPSS Presidents’ Award

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Congratulations to our very own Hadley Wickham, Infrastructure Steering Committee Chairperson, for winning the “Nobel Prize of Statistics.” The award is given to a person under the age of 41,…

R Consortium Community Grants and Sponsorships Top USD $1,000,000

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Fall Grant Application Cycle Starts September 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, August 28, 2019 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R Foundation and R community, today announced a…

2019 Update One: R Consortium and ISC Announce the Newest Funded Projects for the R Community

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We are excited to announce a wide and diverse group of new R Consortium funded projects. If you are interested in finding out more about these projects, connect with the…

R Consortium Welcomes Genentech as Gold Member

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 07, 2019 - The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation project supporting the R community, today welcomed Genentech as a Gold member.  Genentech is the first company in…

ISC Call for Proposals

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The March 2019 ISC Call for Proposals is now open. Once again, we are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem and benefit…

RC RUGS 2019 Is Up and Running

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The R Consortium's 2019 R User Group and Small Conference Support program which provides cash grants to R focused user groups, and small R-themed conferences is now accepting applications for…

R-users & Community: give us your feedback on a R Certification to teach & verify skilled R Professionals

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In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the demand for R – both from employers looking for skilled R-users and professionals looking to further improve their…

Fall 2018: ISC Call for Proposals

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by Joseph Rickert The second and final ISC Call for Proposals for 2018 is now open. We are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the…

On conduct and diversity in the R Community

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An explicit goal of the R Consortium is to help create a welcoming space for everyone, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship,…

Announcing the R Consortium ISC Funded Project grant recipients for Spring 2018

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The R Consortium supports the R Community through investments in sustainable infrastructure, community programs and collaborative projects. Through the The Funded Project Program, now in it's fourth year, the R…

Wanted: Your input on the next generation of R-Hub

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R-Hub, which was originally conceived as a useful tool for R package developers to build and test R packages on a variety of platforms, was the first project funded by the R…

R Consortium welcomes R-Ladies as a top level project

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In 2016, R-Ladies started their effort for a global expansion, with the help from the R-Consortium. Back then there were only 4 active chapters (San Francisco, Taipei, Twin Cities  and…

Announcing the second round of ISC Funded Projects for 2017

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The R Consortium ISC is pleased to announce that the projects listed below were funded under the 2017 edition of the ISC Funded Projects program. This program, which provides financial…

R Consortium Call For Proposals: February 2018

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by Joseph Rickert The first ISC Call for Proposals for 2018 is now open. We are looking for ambitious projects that will contribute to the infrastructure of the R ecosystem…

The 2018 R Consortium R User Group Support Program is Underway.

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In just one year, the R Consortium through the R User Group Support program sponsored 76 R user groups and 3 small conferences with cash grants totaling just under $30,000.…

2018 R Consortium Silver member representatives for Board and ISC

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Per the R Consortium ByLaws and ISC Charter, the Silver Member class is entitled to elect individuals representative of the Silver Member class for a term starting January 1, 2018…

R Consortium Call for Proposals: Summer 2017

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by Joseph Rickert and Hadley Wickham The second and final ISC Call for Proposals for 2017 is now open. In this round, with the intention of spreading the available funds…

Take the R Consortium’s Survey on R!

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by Joseph Rickert and Hadley Wickham Help us keep the conversation going: Take the R Consortium's Survey. Let us know: What are you thinking? What do you make of the…

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Joins R Consortium to Encourage Development, Maintenance and Distribution of R Software

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Grant is a part of the Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative to support data scientists SAN FRANCISCO – – The R Consortium, an open source foundation supporting the R user…

Introducing RC RUGS: R Consortium R User Group Support Program

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The R Consortium is very happy to announce RC RUGS, the R Consortium R User Group Support Program. We believe that user groups are a great strength of the R…

IBM Invests in R Programming Language for Data Science; Joins R Consortium

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Signals commitment to open source to help improve data analysis and address growing demands of big data SAN FRANCISCO (Spark Summit) June 6, 2016 – The R Consortium, an open…

R Consortium Funds Technical Initiatives, Community Events and Training to Support R User Community

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 R Consortium awards seven grant recipients and forms two working groups to advance R programming language SAN FRANCISCO – March 23, 2016 – The R Consortium, an open source foundation…

R Consortium Awards First Grant to Help Advance Popular Programming Language for Unlocking Value from Data

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SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON (EARL Conference), November 2, 2015 – The R Consortium, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and open source foundation to support the R user community, today announced…

Linux Foundation Announces R Consortium to Support Millions of Users Around the World

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Data scientists from industry and academic research will work together to advance world’s most popular language for analytics and data science and support the rapid growth of the R user…