Would someone be kind enough to explain the division between ROpenSci and ROpenHealth? Everything I see is about ROpenSci and I gather that health-related things are excluded. Or is it just a subgroup? I have looked all over the website several times over the last year, and all I see when I look really hard is that there is a “sister” group with no links or resources. Given that “health” is not a small part of “science”, perhaps it would be useful to have something more transparent on the web page? My apologies if I missed something. (I do see that David Springate and Erin Ledell are leading ROpenHealth.)
Thanks in advance, and for all the great work.
Hi there, I don’t think either of them are in this forum, or I would ping them for their input.
Which website are you referring to? https://ropensci.org/ or this forum? We could include some clarification on https://ropensci.org/ possibly.
The distinction is somewhat fuzzy. If someone really wanted to get a pkg in ropensci and it was health related, we’d probably allow it, but if they wanted it in ropenhealth, that’s cool as well. Same for rOpenGov https://github.com/rOpenGov - rOpenGov is a little more established, with more people and more projects.
Thanks – it is nice to know about the flexibility. I was referring to https://ropensci.org. I didn’t know about rOpenGov.
I am part of the rOpenHealth group. The main difference between rOpenHealth and rOpenSci is that they are funded through different sources and rOpenHealth features health related datasets. rOpenHealth is not a sugroup of rOpenSci; they are distinct groups, but I think of them as sister organizations. David Springate started the group with the intention of making a home exclusively for health data packages, likely because health is such a big domain on it’s own. We’d love it if more health data packages were contributed!
I agree, it might be useful to include a link to both rOpenHealth and rOpenGov on the related links page on https://ropensci.org.
Thanks @ledell - sorry I missed that you are in fact in this forum
Yeah, we should do that, will add to our to do list