What is Data Carpentry?

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Our mission is to provide researchers high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research.

Data Carpentry is now a lesson project within The Carpentries, having merged with Software Carpentry in January, 2018. Data Carpentry's focus is on the introductory computational skills needed for data management and analysis in all domains of research. Our lessons are domain-specific, and build on the existing knowledge of learners to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Our initial target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. We create a friendly environment for learning to empower researchers and enable data driven discovery.

Host a Workshop

Find out how to host a workshop at your institution or organization

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Attend a Workshop

Most workshops are coordinated by local hosts. Find out if there is a workshop in your area or how to attend one.

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Get Involved

Data Carpentry is a volunteer effort. Find out how you can be an instructor, help develop content, or support us.

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Blog Posts

In addition of the posts below, find out what's happening in our community through The Carpentries blog, a great resource that collates posts from Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry, and publishes updates of general interest to the community.

Upcoming Workshops

us UCLA
Instructors: Deidre Whitmore, Jamie Jamison, Kristian Allen, Leigh Phan
Helpers: Tim Dennis, Geno Sanchez, Mark Matney
Oct 16 - Oct 24, 2019
us Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago
Instructors: Angela Li, Colin Quirk
Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2019
us Tufts University, Hirsh Library
Instructors: Berika Williams, Allison Gofman, Kristin Lee, Kyle Monahan
Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2019
za University of Mpumalanga,Mbombela Campus, Building 4
Instructors: Zine Sapula
Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2019
nz University of Otago - Christchurch
Instructors: Matt Bixley
Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2019
us Oklahoma State University
Instructors: Kay BJornen, Madison Chartier, Phillip Doehle, Clarke Iakovakis, Hua Lin
Helpers: Ki Cole, Peter Hoyt, Rajendra Maharjan
Oct 24 - Oct 25, 2019
us Rutgers University - Camden
Instructors: Heather Ciallella, Liam Sharp, Sunil Shende
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2019
us Harvard University
Instructors: Sawyer Newman, Kristin Lee, Kyle Monahan
Helpers: Julie Goldman
Oct 28 - Oct 29, 2019
au Central Clinical School, Monash University
Instructors: Nick Wong
Nov 12 - Nov 13, 2019
de SUB Göttingen
Instructors: Birgit Schmidt, Claudia Engelhardt, Timo Gnadt, Najko Jahn, Daniel Bangert, Péter Király
Nov 12 - Nov 13, 2019
nl KNVM Division Microbial Typing
Instructors: Anita Schürch, Sergio Arredondo Alonso
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2019
us Oklahoma State University
Instructors: Kevin Dyke, Peter Hoyt, Hua Lin
Helpers: Ki Cole, Madison Chartier
Dec 16 - Dec 17, 2019
au AMOS 2020
Instructors: Damien Irving, Holger Wolff
Feb 9 - Feb 9, 2020
ca Brock Digital Scholarship Lab
Instructors: Daniel Brett, James Desjardins, Tim Ribaric
Feb 19 - Feb 20, 2020

Check out our past workshops.