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

nz Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago
Instructors: Murray Cadzow, Mik Black
Helpers: Matt Bixley
May 9 - May 30, 2019
nz ESR
Instructors: Janet Stacey, Kim Tung Nguyen
May 28 - May 29, 2019
us National Academy of Sciences
Instructors: Jennifer Shelton, Kunal Marwaha
May 30 - May 31, 2019
us University of Arizona
Instructors: François Michonneau, Sarah Stevens, Jason Williams
Helpers: Upendra Kumar Devisetty, Sateesh Peri, Xue Pan
May 30 - May 31, 2019
us Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago
Instructors: Angela Li
May 31 - May 31, 2019
nl Data Carpentry Workshop: Introduction to Reproducible Genomics @ TU Delft, EWI room: LB 01.010
Instructors: Raúl Ortiz-Merino, Marcel van den Broek, Santosh Ilamparuthi, Esther Plomp
Helpers: Nicolas Dintzner, Kees den Heijer
Jun 4 - Jun 5, 2019
us Carnegie Mellon University
Instructors: Ian Carroll, Ryan Clement
Jun 4 - Jun 5, 2019
gb Edinburgh University
Instructors: Iain Emsley, Stephen Worthington
Helpers: Lucia Michielin
Jun 4 - Jun 5, 2019
au AMOS 2019
Instructors: Damien Irving
Jun 10 - Jun 10, 2019
us Turtle Mountain Transportation Building
Instructors: Ahsan Ali Khoja, Angela Li
Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2019
us NIH Building 10 FAES Room 4 - B1C205
Instructors: David McGaughey
Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2019
us University of Texas at Austin
Instructors: Jessica Trelogan, Anna Dabrowski, Emily Beagle
Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2019
nl KNVM Division Microbial Typing
Instructors: Anita Schürch, Sergio Arredondo Alonso
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2019