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

Room 4.2, Lister Building Feb 12 - Mar 4, 2020
us University of Arizona
Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Melissa Fabros
Helpers: Kelsey Gonzalez
Feb 22 - Feb 23, 2020
us Mansfield Library, University of Montana
Instructors: Ben Chiewphasa
Feb 26 - Feb 26, 2020
gb Earlham Institute
Instructors: Rob Davey, Jose De Vega, Anthony Etuk, Alice Minotto
Mar 3 - Mar 4, 2020
us The Port Watson Mini-Conference Center
Instructors: Sarah Pugachev, Amelia Kallaher
Helpers: Jesi Buell
Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2020
us George Washington University
Instructors: Jennifer Shelton, Schuyler Smith
Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2020
us New Mexico Highlands University
Instructors: Karl Benedict, Mark Servilla
Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2020
us Oklahoma State University
Instructors: Kay BJornen
Helpers: Phillip Doehle
Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2020
us San Diego State University
Instructors: Eve Bohnett, Ted Laderas
Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2020
us University of Idaho
Instructors: Erich Seamon
Mar 26 - Mar 27, 2020
us New York University
Instructors: Nicholas Wolf, Alexandra Provo
Helpers: Vicky Steeves, Casey Hampsey
Apr 26 - Apr 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
nl The Maritime Museum
Instructors: Miklós Koren
Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2020

Check out our past workshops.