[Bioc-devel] Question about sumbition process and biocviews

Martin Morgan martin.morgan at roswellpark.org
Sat Nov 5 16:21:49 CET 2016

On 11/05/2016 11:12 AM, Ioannis Vardaxis wrote:
> Hi,
> When I upload my package to Github does the evaluation process start immediately? Or do I have to ask for it?

follow the instructions at


when the issue is opened, someone (usually within 24 hours) moderates 
your package so that the package is built and checked, and a reviewer 
assigned. The reviewer will tackle your package without further 
intervention from you and in due course, although many contributors end 
up making substantial changes in response to the package builds before 
the reviewer provides feedback.

> Furthermore, during the evaluation process do I get feedback about the dependencies of my package etc? I have those in my description file, but maybe they should be placed a little differently.

maybe, but if you have concerns then ask here first. No need to be 
secretive about things, so don't hesitate to mention your package github 
location (even before submission) and be specific and simple about your 

> Moreover, when I run biocheck I get en error that I don't have any biocviews. I read the manual for creating those, but it is very difficult to understand. Do I do this after I upload the package to github or on my MAC?

Simply add a field biocViews: to the DESCRIPTION file, with terms chosen 
from those available in the navigation widget at


See for example the terms in



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