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 za globe image Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (online)
Instructors: Kudakwashe Madzima, Annajiat Alim Rasel
Helpers: Timothy Gachanga, Rachida Namoune, Mubanga Nsofu
Feb 7 - Feb 28, 2022
dc logo nz globe image ICSHMO 2022 (online)
Instructors: Damien Irving, Claire Trenham
Helpers: Mitchell Black, Zebedee Nicholls
Feb 8 - Feb 8, 2022
dc logo gb globe image Earlham Institute (online)
Instructors: Rob Davey, Nicola Soranzo, Alice Minotto, Felix Shaw, Joseja De Vega
Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2022
dc logo us globe image Carnegie Mellon University (online)
Instructors: Huajin Wang, Ben Busby
Mar 23 - Mar 25, 2022

** 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.