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 Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University Of Auckland
Instructors: Megan Guidry, Ngonidzashe Faya, Dinindu Senanayake, Ann McCartney
Helpers: David Waite, Libby Li
Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2020
de EMBL
Instructors: Florian Huber, Fotis Psomopoulos, Toby Hodges
Helpers: Malvika Sharan, Thea Van Rossum, Georg Zeller
Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2020
nl @TU Delft
Instructors: Kees den Heijer, Claudia Engelhardt, Nicolas Dintzner
Helpers: Barbara Vreede, Yan Wang
Feb 3 - Feb 4, 2020
us UC San Diego Library - Data Carpentry R for Social Science
Instructors: Reid Otsuji, Stephanie Labou, Richard McCosh, Justin Shaffer
Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2020
au AMOS 2020
Instructors: Damien Irving, Holger Wolff
Feb 9 - Feb 9, 2020
dk Aarhus University
Instructors: Adela Sobotkova, Petra Hermankova
Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2020
Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2020
ca Brock Digital Scholarship Lab
Instructors: Tim Ribaric, James Desjardins, Daniel Brett
Feb 19 - Feb 20, 2020
us The University of Arizona
Image Processing Data Carpentry Workshop: Come for the Tucson Rodeo Parade 2020, then learn how to wrangle image data!
Feb 22 - Feb 23, 2020
gb Earlham Institute Mar 3 - Mar 4, 2020
us Oklahoma State University
Instructors: Kay BJornen
Helpers: Phillip Doehle
Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2020
us University of Idaho
Instructors: Erich Seamon
Mar 26 - Mar 27, 2020
no University of Oslo
Instructors: Annika Rockenberger, Matthew Good
Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2020
fi CSC - IT Center for Science
Instructors: Bishwa Ghimire, Jesse Harrison
Helpers: Kerstin Lenk
May 14 - May 15, 2020
au RMIT Melbourne
Instructors: Will Pitchers, Paul Harrison, Nick Wong
Jun 29 - Jun 30, 2020

Check out our past workshops.