R Packaging


22 Mar 2022





Date end

24 Mar 2022

Time end



This workshop will provide participants with the basics for writing their own packages in R. 

R packages are no more and no less than a standard way of structuring your work. You’ll have a folder for code, a folder for tests, a folder for data, a folder for documents, and so on. The standardization makes packages easily installable and shareable. 

Even if you are not planning to publish your package, structuring your research as one is also a very good idea. It enforces, in a relatively effortless manner, the implementation of software development best practices. This will lead to a safer, more robust, more manageable and more enjoyable working experience.

Who: The workshop is open and free to all researchers in the Netherlands. The workshop is aimed at PhD candidates and other researchers or research software engineers.

Prerequired knowledge:

The participant should

  • Be familiar with R and RStudio. 
  • Know how to create their own R functions. 

Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.


  • Introduction to packages 
  • Setup of a package 
  • Installing packages 
  • Testing packages 
  • Documenting packages 
  • Writing vignettes 
  • Publishing and sharing packages 

More information about this event can be found on the workshop website.