Chapter 28 Contribution Guidelines

Rosetta Stats is an Open Science project, both as a product, and in its organisation. That means that you are warmly invited to join in and collaborate.

28.1 How can I contribute?

There are lots of ways to contribute, but most contributions will fall in one of three categories: filling in blanks, adding new analyses, and adding new software.

28.1.1 Filling in blanks

Especially in the early days, there will be many blanks in Rosetta Stats. If you are familiar with a software package and analysis, and you have some time to fill in one of those blanks, that would be great!

28.1.2 Adding new analyses

28.1.3 Adding new software

28.2 Some rules

28.2.1 Inform yourself

Because of the open nature of this project, enabling both collaboration and long-term maintenance requires implementing some conventions that contributors have to follow. In the case of Rosetta Stats, contributors have to comply with both our style guide and the code of conduct, listed in chapters 29 and 32 respectively. This also implies that these have to be read completely before you start contributing.

28.2.2 No textbook

Rosetta Stats is explicitly not a textbook. However, every chapter does include a “Read more” section where links to other sources with more background information can be added. Ideally, these are Open Access sources; if you link to a Closed Access source, please indicate that status explicitly.

In addition, the Rosetta Stats Coordination Team (see Appendix 27) may at some point decide to add a section with some theoretical background to complement this Read More section. At the moment, however, Rosetta Stats is strictly a chrestomathy.