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 program 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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Upcoming Workshops

Click on an individual event to learn more about that event, including contact information and registration instructions.
dc logo gb globe image Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Instructors: Jannetta Steyn, Uma Arora, Annajiat Alim Rasel
Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2021
dc logo us globe image United States Geological Survey
Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Jane Ho, Kelly Meehan, Wladimir Labeikovsky
Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2021
dc logo gb globe image Online
Instructors: Srinivasa Rao, Like Fokkens, Elnaz Amanzadeh Jajin
Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2021
dc logo za globe image Sol Plaaitjie University, South Africa
Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Christian Knudsen, Punam Amratia, Kudakwashe Madzima
Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2021
dc logo za globe image NWU, South Africa
Instructors: Martin Dreyer, Sebastian Mosidi, Annajiat Alim Rasel, Sanjay Fuloria
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2021
dc logo us globe image University of Texas (Austin)
Instructors: Lynda Kellam, Caitlin Bakker, Wladimir Labeikovsky, Jennifer Bullen
Aug 16 - Aug 17, 2021
dc logo us UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Clare Michaud, Sailendharan Sudakaran, Sarah Stevens
Helpers: Karl Broman, Steven Warren, Scott Wildman
Aug 23 - Sep 3, 2021
dc logo za globe image Online
Instructors: Zine Sapula, Renato Alves, Caroline Ajilogba, Sanjay Fuloria
Sep 6 - Sep 10, 2021
dc logo us globe image Arizona State university (online)
Instructors: Juan Jose Garcia Mesa, Annajiat Alim Rasel
Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2021
dc logo za globe image NWU, South Africa
Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Martin Dreyer, Sebastian Mosidi, Caroline Ajilogba
Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021
dc logo za globe image NWU, South Africa
Instructors: Sebastian Mosidi, Martin Dreyer
Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2021

** Workshops marked with asterisks are based on curriculum from The Carpentries lesson programs but may not follow our standard workshop format.

globe image Workshops with a globe icon are being held online. The corresponding flag notes the country where the host organisation is based.

Check out our past workshops.

Blog Posts

In addition to 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.