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

ke International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
Instructors: Bianca Peterson, Daniel Ouso
Helpers: Caleb Kibet
Dec 10 - Dec 11, 2019
au Macquarie University
Instructors: Fiona Jones, Tim Keighley, Evan Matthews
Dec 11 - Dec 12, 2019
gb FIXME Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2019
us Oklahoma State University
Instructors: Peter Hoyt, Kevin Dyke, Hua Lin
Helpers: Ki Cole
Dec 16 - Dec 17, 2019
us Duke University
Instructors: Hilmar Lapp, Dan Leehr
Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2019
de EMBL
Instructors: Florian Huber, Fotis Psomopoulos, Toby Hodges
Helpers: Malvika Sharan, Thea Van Rossum, Georg Zeller
Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2020
au AMOS 2020
Instructors: Damien Irving, Holger Wolff
Feb 9 - Feb 9, 2020
ca Brock Digital Scholarship Lab
Instructors: Tim Ribaric, James Desjardins, Daniel Brett
Feb 19 - Feb 20, 2020
Earlham Institute Mar 3 - Mar 4, 2020
no University of Oslo
Instructors: Annika Rockenberger, Matthew Good
Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2020
au RMIT Melbourne
Instructors: Will Pitchers, Paul Harrison, Nick Wong
Jun 29 - Jun 30, 2020

Check out our past workshops.