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 us globe image AgNIC (online)
Instructors: Robert McCowen, Carolyn Jackson, Paria Aria
Helpers: Erin Antognoli
May 18 - Jun 8, 2023
dc logo pl University of Warsaw and IMol PAS
Instructors: Aleksander Jankowski, Vanessa Linke
Helpers: Patrycja Rosa
May 22 - May 23, 2023
dc logo za globe image North-West University
Instructors: Martin Dreyer
May 22 - May 25, 2023
dc logo us University of Georgia - Driftmier Auditorium
Instructors: Jason Wallace
May 23 - May 25, 2023
dc logo au Curtin Institute for Computation
Instructors: Rebecca Handcock, Vidya Raibagi
Helpers: Jamiu Ekundayo, Joel Dunstan, Alex Massen-Hane
May 30 - May 30, 2023
dc logo au Curtin Institute for Computation
Instructors: Leigh Tyers, Daniel Marrable
Helpers: Srikanth Kompella, Christian Proud, Joel Dunstan, Keegan Smith, Dagmawi Tadesse
Jun 1 - Jun 1, 2023
dc logo us Colby College
Instructors: Sue McClatchy, Selcan Aydin, Ann Wells, Julia Brown
Jun 5 - Jun 6, 2023
dc logo za globe image Digimethods 2023, Rhodes University
Instructors: Gorata Malose, Jean Baptiste Fankam Fankam, Toby Hodges, Mpilo Khumalo, Rob Davey
Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2023
dc logo za globe image Digimethods 2023, Rhodes University
Instructors: Japheth Mursi, Benson Muite, Oyebade Oyerinde, Ibra Lujumba
Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2023
dc logo nl Leiden University Library
Instructors: Ben Companjen, Eduard Klapwijk
Helpers: Stephanie Van de Sandt
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2023
dc logo ke globe image Moi University
Instructors: Parcelli Jepchirchir, Collins Kigen
Helpers: Brenda Kamau
Aug 1 - Aug 4, 2023

** 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.

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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.