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 Wright State University
Instructors: Sarah Supp, Robert Flight
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019
us University of Michigan
Instructors: Stephanie Thiede, Zena Lapp
Helpers: Evan Snitkin
Mar 4 - Mar 5, 2019
gb Earlham Institute
Instructors: Anthony Etuk, Nicola Soranzo, Alice Minotto
Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2019
us Carnegie Mellon University
Instructors: Chris Hamm
Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2019
us Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Instructors: Julia Brown, Sue McClatchy
Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2019
us University of Chicago
Instructors: Angela Li
Apr 12 - Apr 12, 2019
Instructors: Mateusz Kuzak, Toby Hodges
Helpers: Christof De Bo
May 13 - May 14, 2019
au AMOS 2019
Instructors: Damien Irving
Jun 10 - Jun 10, 2019