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 South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)
Instructors: Marissa Griesel, Verena Ras, Abisola Regina Sholeye, Angelique Trusler, Martin Dreyer
Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2022
dc logo us globe image UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Sarah Stevens
Aug 1 - Aug 9, 2022
dc logo za globe image National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences
Instructors: Mamana Mbiyavanga, Parcelli Jepchirchir, Nikki Gentle, Ryan Daniels
Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2022
dc logo us UW-Madison
Instructors: Sarah Stevens, Sarah Graves
Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2022
dc logo za globe image North-West University
Instructors: Martin Dreyer, Sebastian Mosidi, Lactatia Motsuku, Moses Okpeku
Aug 22 - Aug 26, 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

The Data Carpentry blog is no longer updated regularly. You can find more information about 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.