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 nl globe image Leiden University and Delft University of Technology (online)
Instructors: Kristina Hettne, Jeff Love
Helpers: Esther Plomp, Yan Wang
Jan 14 - Jan 22, 2021
dc logo us globe image University of Wisconsin-Madison (online)
Instructors: Christina Koch, Sarah Stevens, Trisha Adamus, Clare Michaud
Helpers: Heather Shimon, Cid Freitag, Scott Wildman
Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2021
dc logo us globe image Rutgers University (online)
Instructors: Vasileios Panagiotis, Aleksander Jankowski, MONAH ABOU ALEZZ, Nadine Bestard
Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2021
dc logo mx BetterLab
Instructors: Nelly Sélem, José Manuel Villalobos Escobedo, Abraham Avelar
Jan 29 - Jan 29, 2021
dc logo au AMOS 2021
Instructors: Damien Irving, Holger Wolff, Claire Trenham
Feb 4 - Feb 4, 2021
dc logo de globe image Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (online)
Instructors: Liz Ing-Simmons, Aleksander Jankowski, MONAH ABOU ALEZZ, Tobias Busch
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2021
dc logo us globe image Ohio State, University Libraries and Translational Data Analytics Institute (online)
Instructors: Scott Peterson, Jennifer Lee, Annajiat Alim Rasel
Feb 18 - Feb 19, 2021
dc logo us globe image Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation @ The University of Idaho (online)
Instructors: James Van Leuven, Breanna Sipley
Helpers: Travis Seaborn, Amanda Stahlke
Mar 2 - Mar 11, 2021
dc logo us globe image Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation @ The University of Idaho (online)
Instructors: Erich Seamon
Helpers: Travis Seaborn
Apr 20 - Apr 29, 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.