Release of DataONE R Client

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The DataONE team is happy to announce the release of the first version of the DataONE R Client, our package for accessing open data in DataONE from within the R environment for statistical computing. The DataONE R Client provides the ability to access open ecological, environmental, and earth science data from the DataONE network of repositories, and to save data from within R to DataONE repositories that support write access. Because data are accessed via their published, unique identifiers (rather than a local file path), R scripts can be written to be portable across different users, and thus can be more effectively published themselves.

More details, downloads, and documentation can be found here

The DataONE R Client is released as an open source package under the Apache 2.0 license, and we welcome contributions. Please contact us at with feedback, contributions, and questions.

Matt Jones
on behalf of the DataONE development team