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 us globe image Virginia Tech
Instructors: Benson Muite, Ping Mamiya
Helpers: Nathaniel Porter
Jun 21 - Jun 24, 2021
dc logo us globe image Ohio State
Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Vini Salazar, Annajiat Alim Rasel, Sanjay Fuloria
Jun 21 - Jun 24, 2021
dc logo mx globe image BetterLab
Instructors: J Abraham Avelar-Rivas, Nelly Sélem, Vanessa Arellano
Helpers: Claudia Zirion Martinez, Diego Garfias Gallegos, Noe Garcia, José Manuel Villalobos Escobedo, Mauricio Ruiz
Jun 23 - Jun 26, 2021
dc logo au globe image ResBaz Perth (Python workshop)
Instructors: Philipp Bayer, Valerie Maxville
Helpers: Andrew Rohl, Leigh Tyers, Dan Marrable, Nancy Tippaya, Ranjodh Singh, Michael David Wilson
Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2021
dc logo us globe image Florida State University
Instructors: Monah Abou Alezz, Annajiat Alim Rasel, Laura Martinez Gomez
Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2021
dc logo au globe image ResBaz Perth (R workshop)
Instructors: Rebecca Lange, Shih Ching Fu
Helpers: Lyron Winderbaum, Janice Chan, Brady Johnston, Tania Lerch, Alyce Russell, Joakim Karlsson
Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2021
dc logo nl globe image Leiden University and Delft University of Technology (online)
Instructors: Ben Companjen, Peter Verhaar, Kristina Hettne, Jeff Love
Helpers: Eirini Zormpa
Jul 5 - Jul 8, 2021
dc logo us globe image UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Maria Kamenetsky, Sarah Graves, Cid Freitag, Stephen Appel, Clare Michaud
Helpers: Sarah Stevens
Jul 6 - Jul 16, 2021
dc logo za globe image University of Venda
Instructors: Sarah Schäfer, Annajiat Alim Rasel, Kudakwashe Madzima, Daniel Morillo Cuadrado, Sanjay Fuloria
Helpers: Michael Landi
Jul 21 - Jul 22, 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

** 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.