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

us Carnegie Mellon University
Instructors: Chris Hamm
Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2019
nz Science library
Instructors: Murray Cadzow, Antje Lubcke, Matt Bixley
Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2019
us University of Oklahoma Schusterman Library, Tulsa
Instructors: Tyler Pearson, Logan Cox
Helpers: Toni Hoberecht, Krista Kezbers
Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2019
za Sol Plaatjies University
Instructors: Ayansina Ayangbenro, Kazeem Adekunle Alayande, Caroline Ajilogba, Anelda van der Walt
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2019
us University of Oklahoma
Instructors: Claire Curry, Zenobie Garrett, Katy Felkner
Helpers: Brent Tweedy, Traci DuBose, Dawn Nekorchuk, Amanda Schilling
Mar 18 - Mar 18, 2019
us Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Instructors: Julia Brown, Sue McClatchy
Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2019
za The Professional Development Hub (satRday)
Instructors: Alisa Postma, Bianca Peterson, Nikki Gentle
Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2019
nl Utrecht University
Instructors: Anita Schürch, Sergio Arredondo Alonso
Apr 8 - Apr 8, 2019

Instructors: Sateesh Peri, Aniello Infante
Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2019
us UF Emerging Pathogens Institute
Helpers: Geraldine Klarenberg
Apr 11 - Apr 12, 2019
us University of Chicago
Instructors: Angela Li
Apr 12 - Apr 12, 2019
Instructors: Mateusz Kuzak, Toby Hodges
Helpers: Christof De Bo
May 13 - May 14, 2019
au AMOS 2019
Instructors: Damien Irving
Jun 10 - Jun 10, 2019