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R Community Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group


The goal of the R Community Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (RCDI-WG) is to broadly consider how the R Consortium can best encourage and support diverse and inclusion across a variety of events and platforms. The short-term priority is to define and publicise on best practices for R community events, and ensure that events funded by the R consortium adhere to those guidelines. In the long term, the RCDI-WG will think about how diversity and inclusion can be woven throughout all R Consortium activities.

How to Join

Any interested R community member is encouraged to participate. We meet on the first Monday of every month via Zoom from 7:00pm to 8:00pm (GMT+00:00) UTC.

Join the mailing list, to see the calendar and the Zoom link. You are also welcome to join the slack channel. If you have any questions about joining, feel free to reach out to Samantha Toet at or


Chair: Samantha Toet

ISC Sponsor: Hadley Wickham

The WG will be seeded with four members:

  • Jenny Bryan, representing FORWARDS
  • Gabriela de Queiroz, representing R-Ladies
  • A representation from the R/finance program committee
  • Scott Chamberlain, representing CascadiaRConf.

Initial tasks

  • Publicly recruit other members from the R community
  • Organize, share, and promote an updated code of conduct for events
  • Develop diversity/inclusivity best practices for organizing R community events
  • Provide shortlist of existing resources to help conference organisers improve diversity/inclusivity
  • Develop self-assessed conference badging guidelines


All of the below deliverables are a work in progress. We are actively recruiting new members to help us with the following:


All project materials are available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license


R Community Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (RCDI-WG)




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