The InvaCost project has been set up with an Open Science spirit. From the data to the published paper, everything is free and available for all. This page should provide you with all the resources you need to set up your own analysis, should you be interested in studying the costs of invasions for any given region/species/activity sector.
Specifically, this pages provides you with:
• A link to the database itself, as a FigShare link
• The “starting set”, as a zipped file, which provides you all the tools to start (including definitions and descriptors)
• The R package that allows you basic (and less basic!) statistical analyses together with the complete and up-to-date online tutorial of the InvaCost R package with multiple examples and explanations.
• The Frequently Asked Questions about the database and how to (1) understand it, (2) analyse it and (3) add new data. There are over 60 questions (and responses), so there’s probably yours.
• The update template, as an Excel file, so that you can send us new data if you have some, and so it’s already in a ready-to-use format for the next update of InvaCost
• Also, this publication is the methodological paper that describes the database, and it should provide you with all the info you need to understand and handle InvaCost: Diagne C., Leroy. B., Gozlan R., Vaissière A-C., Roiz, D., Nunninger L., Assailly C., Jaric I. & Courchamp F. 2020. Invacost: a public database of the global economic costs of biological invasions. Nature Scientific Data. 7/1: 277. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00586-z