Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Introduction to Reproducible Publications with RStudio

Help test and improve a lesson teaching researchers skills for reproducible research.

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight highlights a lesson under development by our community in The Carpentries Incubator. In this edition, we look at the progress being made on the Introduction to Reproducible Publications with RStudio lesson, and hear from the authors about how The Carpentries community can get involved with the ongoing development of this lesson.

Lesson Profile

  • Title: Introduction to Reproducible Publications with RStudio
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Learning Objectives

  • Get started with RStudio and learn about the advantages of using the environment in academic research and writing.
  • Build on research and analytical skills by learning how to create reproducible documents that combine code, analysis, and narrative.
  • Understand good practices for project organization, version control, and documentation as means to advance open science.
  • Develop a reproducible paper with provided data, code, and narrative.

Target Audience

Researchers, of any discipline and at any level, with interested in using Rstudio and learning good practices for reproducible research.

Lesson Progress

The lesson is fully developed and we have already taught it once at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for a cohort of approximately 25 learners. Based on our experience teaching the workshop, we have performed an additional round of review for all episodes and addressed a few things. Our lesson is currently in the last step of the alpha stage.

How You Can Help Develop This Lesson

  • Teach the lesson and provide feedback.
  • Review the lesson content and provide comments/suggestions.

We welcome you to submit your contributions via issues directly on the lesson GitHub repo. You may also contact Renata Curty for questions related to this lesson.

About This Series

Incubator Lesson Spotlight is a regular feature in The Carpentries blog and Carpentries Clippings newsletter, highlighting the great work our community is doing to develop new lessons in The Carpentries Incubator. Developers of any lesson in the Incubator are encouraged to submit details about their material for inclusion in the series. If you would like to increase the visibility of your lesson and encourage Carpentries community members to contribute to its ongoing development, fill in this short form.

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