Welcome to the Reproducible Research forum. Tell us about yourself!

Hi, my name is Pascal Irz. I am an ecologist / datascientist at the French Biodiversity Office (OFB). In this position I mainly process fauna records for database quality enhancement, reporting, as well as to produce some ecological knowledge.

Reproducibility allows me to share developments with my colleagues in other regions or institutions as well as to get feedback and contributions. So, I try, as much as possible, to avoid « one shot » studies of local interest, and, instead, aim at the development of toolboxes with multiple uses.

I have a strong feeling that working according to the FAIR principles is interesting in research, but also in engineering, so I promote the use of R / RMarkdown + versioning by my non-researcher colleagues.