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 University of Massachusetts Boston
Instructors: Cooper Kimball-Rhines, Valeria Dountcheva
Helpers: Brook Moyers, Nachi Shankar
Jul 15 - Jul 17, 2024
dc logo us globe image UW-Madison (online)
Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Zekai Otles, Sarah Stevens, Erwin Lares, Heather Shimon, Grace Cagle
Helpers: Annika Pratt
Aug 5 - Aug 13, 2024
dc logo us George Washington University
Instructors: Daniel Kerchner, Clark Gaylord, Chiraag Gohel
Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2024
dc logo us University of Mississippi
Instructors: Savannah Kelly, Harley Rogers
Helpers: Kenaz Worthem, Achala Gaihre
Sep 9 - Sep 9, 2024

** 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.