Our Vision and Mission

OpenPlantPathology (OPP) fosters a culture that values open, transparent and reproducible research using shared data and reusable software.

We do this by:

  1. Creating social infrastructure through a welcoming, engaged and diverse community in a Slack chatting workspace and on Twitter.
  2. How to join and what to do?

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  3. Creating technical infrastructure by selecting well-recognised leaders from computational plant pathology to help direct and engage the community, and create community-contributed web-based (website and GitHub) open source software tools that provide scientific data sources and instructional materials for self-instruction or classroom settings.
  4. Building capacity of computational plant pathologists and fostering a sense of pride in their work.

  5. Promoting advocacy for a culture of data sharing, reusable software and instructional materials in the field of plant pathology.


OpenPlantPathology is a community founded in 2018 by Emerson Del Ponte and Adam Sparks to facilitate communication among computational plant pathologists and promote open science and reproducible research practices in plant pathology.

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