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 UCSB Library
Instructors: Ryan Avery, Jon Jablonski
Helpers: Kristi Liu
Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2019
us UF Informatics Institute
Instructors: carla mavian, Taylor Paisie, Massimiliano Tagliamonte
Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2019
nz University of Otago - Wellington Campus
Instructors: Matt Bixley
Nov 20 - Nov 21, 2019
us University of New Mexico
Instructors: Karl Benedict, Mark Servilla, Renee Brown
Helpers: Jon Wheeler
Nov 22 - Nov 23, 2019
nl KNVM Division Microbial Typing
Instructors: Anita Schürch, Sergio Arredondo Alonso
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2019
us University of Oklahoma
Instructors: Claire Curry, Katy Felkner
Helpers: Traci DuBose, Jim Ferguson, Mahbobeh Lesani, Amanda Schilling
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
us Duke University
Instructors: Dan Leehr, Hilmar Lapp
Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2019
de EMBL
Instructors: Toby Hodges, Florian Huber, Fotis Psomopoulos
Helpers: Malvika Sharan, Georg Zeller, Thea Van Rossum
Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2020
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.