Add or Transfer Maintainership of a Package

Goal: Perhaps there is a point in time where you can no longer maintain your package in accordance with the Bioconductor package guidelines. It may be necessary to add or transfer maintainer-ship of a package in order to properly maintain the package and avoid deprecation and removal.

  1. Find a new maintainer

    You may have a collaborator or colleague volunteer to take over. If not, ask on the bioc-devel mailing list.

  2. Email maintainer@bioconductor.org or bioc-devel@r-project.org

    The original maintainer should email and request that the maintainer of the package be updated. Include the package name and the contact information for the new maintainer.

  3. Update Package DESCRIPTION file

    The DESCRIPTION file of the package should be updated to the new maintainer information and pushed to the Bioconductor git.bioconductor.org repository.