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 Oklahoma State University (online)
Instructors: Max Prud'homme, Kay Bjornen, Clarke Iakovakis, Archana Yadav
Helpers: Yonathan Tilahun, Anna Moeller
Apr 3 - Apr 24, 2021
dc logo za globe image University of Western Cape
Instructors: Sarah Schäfer, Benson Muite, Oghenere Salubi, Kudakwashe Madzima
Helpers: Freddy Izingizwe, Ibrahim Ahmed, Tauriq Salie
Apr 12 - Apr 16, 2021
dc logo us globe image United Stated Department of Agriculture
Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Sichong Peng
Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2021
dc logo nl globe image Netherlands eScience Center (online)
Instructors: Dafne van Kuppevelt, Sven van der Burg
Helpers: Hanno Spreeuw, Johan Hidding, Lieke de Boer
Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2021
dc logo us globe image Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation @ The University of Idaho (online)
Instructors: Erich Seamon
Helpers: Travis Seaborn
Apr 20 - Apr 29, 2021
dc logo us globe image United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Instructors: Meghan Sposato, Aditya Bandla, Adrienne Traxler, Kristina Riemer
Apr 27 - May 4, 2021
dc logo us globe image UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Clare Michaud, Sarah Stevens, Erwin Lares
Helpers: Karl Broman, Casey Schacher, Sarah Stevens, Heather Shimon
May 12 - May 19, 2021
dc logo us globe image AUC Data Science Initiative
Instructors: Monah Abou Alezz, Muhammad Zohaib Anwar, Yaqing Xu, Jason Williams
May 20 - May 25, 2021
dc logo za globe image NWU, South Africa
Instructors: Sebastian Mosidi, Martin Dreyer
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.