[Bioc-devel] Maintainer change Bioconductor packages

Pablo Moreno pmoreno @end|ng |rom eb|@@c@uk
Mon May 10 10:32:14 CEST 2021

Dear Nitesh,

I think that in the rush of Suhaib leaving, we didn’t finalise this process.

Is it acceptable to have a group email/account as maintainer? We would have gene-expression using ebi.ac.uk, which email gets to all the Expression Atlas team members. Then we wouldn’t need to repeat the process if any of us leaves.


> On 28 Jan 2021, at 18:27, Nitesh Turaga <nturaga.bioc using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Suhaib,
> You are correct, the maintainer needs to be changed if you are unable to maintain the package further. You need to nominate another maintainer for the packages you listed. 
> Once the new maintainer steps in, 
> 1. Change the Maintainer or Authors using R field in the DESCRIPTION file of the package to reflect the change. 
> 2. Maintainer has to have a BiocCredentials account. 
> 3. Maintainer has to be subscripted to bioc-devel using r-project.org mailing list. 
> Best,
> Nitesh 
> On 1/28/21, 7:00 AM, "Suhaib Mohammed" <suhaib using ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
>    To whom ever it may concern,
>    I have been maintaining the Bioconductor R packages (ExpressionAtlas and 
>    ArrayExpress) of Gene Expression Atlas team at the EMBL-EBI. As I will 
>    be leaving EBI, I understand the maintainer needs to be changed. Could 
>    you point to the procedure for changing the maintainer ?
>    Expression Atlas - 
>    https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/ExpressionAtlas.html
>    Array Express - 
>    https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/ArrayExpress.html
>    Many thanks,
>    Suhaib
>    -- 
>    Suhaib Mohammed, Ph.D.
>    Senior Bioinformatician
>    European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
>    European Molecular Biology Laboratory
>    Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
>    Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD
>    United Kingdom
>    tel : +44-1223494296
>    email: suhaib using ebi.ac.uk

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