Blogs

Aligning mission around collaborative practices, with researchers, supervisors, and IT

Note from Openscapes: This summer, we led a 2-month Champions Cohort with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center, working with 40 staff and affiliates. These participants were from research teams, supervisors, and IT, and were interested in exploring new approaches to collaborating around complex workflows required in analyses and reports involving diverse teams, data flows, and analyses. This Cohort was organized and coordinated by Adyan Rios, Molly Stevens, and Erica Rule, following Adyan’s participation in the 2021 Fall NMFS Cohort and her leadership since, including leading Surf Sessions, feature stories, and contributing to broader NMFS-Openscapes efforts including presenting to NMFS leadership.

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Quarto Keynote at the RStudio Conference

This is a brief post summarizing my co-keynote at rstudio::conf(2022), with Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel titled Hello Quarto: share, collaborate, teach, reimagine. All slides, demos, art, are available for reuse and remix! recording - rstudio.com/conference/2022/keynotes/collaborate-with-quarto slides - mine.quarto.pub/hello-quarto repo - github.com/mine-cetinkaya-rundel/hello-quarto art - https://twitter.com/allison_horst/status/1552693891706413056 twitter thread - https://twitter.com/juliesquid/status/1553527320308338688 At rstudio::conf(2022), I had the distinct honor to welcome folks to Quarto, which Openscapes has been using to collaborate and reimagine how we tackle inclusive environmental science & the climate crisis.

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Learning by doing: migrating to Quarto from Bookdown

Learning by doing: migrating to Quarto from Bookdown I just had rather a lot of fun working with Ileana Fenwick to convert a book to Quarto from RMarkdown! Given that Quarto is relatively new and there’s not yet an excess of resources beyond the official docs, we’ve documented how we did it. First, what is Quarto? It is a new open-source scientific and technical publishing system, building on ten years of what RStudio learned from RMarkdown, and extends these features beyond R.

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Hello Quarto! A Chat with NASA Openscapes, co-hosted with R-Ladies Santa Barbara

Hello Quarto! A Quarto Chat with NASA Openscapes, co-hosted with R-Ladies Santa Barbara Our 6th Openscapes Community Call co-hosted with R-Ladies Santa Barbara featured a “celebrity interview” with NASA Openscapes Champions and J.J. Allaire, lead Quarto developer and CEO of RStudio, led by Sam Csik of R-Ladies Santa Barbara. Quarto is an open-source scientific and technical publishing system built on Pandoc that allows users to create dynamic documents, presentations, websites, and more.

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GitHub for supporting, reusing, contributing, and failing safely

Welcome! This illustrated series tells a story about why GitHub is so powerful for supporting, reusing, contributing, and failing safely. It is here as a blog post and also as slides to be most flexible for teaching. This complements the Tidy Data Illustrated Series and is a collaboration around open science, coding, teaching, and art. Please reuse & remix with your own communities: Download from https://github.com/allisonhorst/stats-illustrations Reuse/remix from this slide deck

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From downloading data to Cloud access: NASA Openscapes Champions Wrap-up

In Spring 2022 we led our first NASA Openscapes Champions Cohort for research teams that work with NASA EarthData. This cohort is funded by NASA and part of our NASA Openscapes Framework project. For this Cohort, we co-led the cohort with the NASA DAAC mentors and we focused on shifting toward Open science, collaborative, reproducible practices to support research teams as they transition from the download model to the Cloud.

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A Qualitative Data Analysis Chat with Dr. Beth Duckles

A Qualitative Data Analysis Chat with Dr. Beth Duckles Our First 2022 Openscapes Community Call featured a chat with Beth Duckles PhD, a research consultant and social scientist. Beth helps technologists, designers and scientists gather and use human-centered data, supporting folks who are trying out their mixed methods or qualitative skills and want coaching and partnership. Beth is also the Founder and Co-Director of Open Post Academics (formerly the Athenas), an online peer-support community for people with a PhD who have left or are considering leaving academia.

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A supportive forum for continued learning and collaboration at NOAA Fisheries Alaska

In early 2022, 8 research teams from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) participated in the 2022 AFSC Cohort of the Openscapes Champions program. Teams focused their energy on a range of important research issues supporting the AFSC mission including shellfish, fisheries, marine mammals, stock assessments, ecosystem indicators, trophic relationships, and food habits. This post is written by AFSC researchers Emily Markowitz, Resource Assessment & Conservation Engineering (RACE), Josh London, Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML), and Megsie Siple, Resource Assessment & Conservation Engineering (RACE).

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Towards collaborative protocols with the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative

In Fall 2021 we led an Openscapes Champions Cohort for research teams part of the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative (SASI), funded by theGordon and Betty Moore Foundation. For this Cohort, we partnered withprotocols.io and co-led the cohort with a focus on collaborative, reproducible practices for writing protocols - reproducible methods that researchers use to collect data in the lab. Cross-posted on protocols.io Quick links: Cohort webpage: https://openscapes.github.io/2021-sasi/ SASI Cohort overview For this Champions Cohort, we worked closely with Lenny Teytelman and Emma Ganley, the CEO and Director of Strategic Initiatives at protocols.

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Openscapes Newsletter #5: Spring 2022

Openscapes Newsletter #5: Spring 2022 Welcome to Openscapes’ fifth newsletter! If you’re interested in seeing these infrequent updates in your inbox, pleasesign up here (linked from ourget involved page). We have two upcoming Spring events: please learn more and register at openscapes.org/events. Our Spring Champions Cohort will begin May 6- this is an open call for research teams; nominations accepted until April 1. Our Spring Community Call is on April 8 - A qualitative data analysis chat with Dr.

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