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

us globe image Genentech (online)
Instructors: Lorraine Ling, Eve Bohnett, Sichong Peng, Rachel Lombardi
Jul 8 - Jul 17, 2020
globe image Internet
Instructors: Erin Roberts, Shaily Gandhi, Adam Hughes, Chandra Sarkar
Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020
us globe image UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Maria Kamenetsky, Anne Fouilloux, Sarah Graves, Clare Michaud, Cid Freitag, Stephen Appel
Helpers: Sarah Stevens
Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2020
us globe image Rice University (online)
Instructors: Mauro Lepore
Helpers: Clinton Heider, Miaomiao Rimmer, Lisa Spiro, John Mulligan
Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2020
us globe image American Society of Naturalists Graduate Council (online)
Instructors: Saber Soleymani, Wendy Wong
Helpers: Cheyenne Payne, Mariana Villalba, Reilly Cooper, Kevin Amses, Matthew Gibson
Jul 27 - Jul 28, 2020
za globe image SADiLaR
Instructors: Rooweither Mabuya
Helpers: Benson Muite
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020
us globe image UW-Madison
Instructors: Sarah Stevens, Tobin Magle, Trisha Adamus, Briana Mittleman, Sailendharan Sudakaran, Madison Youngblom, Casey Schacher
Aug 3 - Aug 14, 2020
za globe image SADiLaR
Instructors: Bianca Peterson
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2020
nl The Maritime Museum
Instructors: Miklós Koren, Arieda Muço
Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2020
us Schusterman Library at OU-Tulsa
Instructors: Toni Hoberecht, Krista Kezbers (Olson)
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2020

** 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 on line. 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.