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

za Data Carpentry at UKZN, Howard College
Instructors: Katrin Tirok, Oluwafisayo Kaka
Helpers: Thembelihle Luthuli, Abdulaziz Yakubu
Apr 16 - Apr 17, 2019
hu Semmelweis University Data Carpentry Workshop
Instructors: Dmytro Fishman, Mark Robinson
Helpers: Endre Sebestyen, Tibor Nagy, Krisztina Rigó
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2019
us Data Carpentry at OSU Center for Health Sciences (TULSA)
Instructors: Kay BJornen, Ki Cole, Gautham Brahma Ponnaganti, Phillip Doehle
Helpers: Evan Linde
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2019
us UF Tropical Research and Education Center
Instructors: Simona Picardi, Zack Brym
Apr 29 - Apr 30, 2019
us NIH Library Training Room
Instructors: David McGaughey, Martin Skarzynski, Doug Joubert, Abhijit Dasgupta
May 1 - May 2, 2019
us Southwestern University
Instructors: Nora Mitchell, David Welch
May 2 - May 3, 2019
be ELIXIR-BE
Instructors: Mateusz Kuzak, Toby Hodges
Helpers: Christof De Bo
May 13 - May 14, 2019
ca SURGE Innovation
Instructors: Alex Nunes
Helpers: Jonathan Pye
May 15 - May 15, 2019
au Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Instructors: Damien Irving
May 23 - May 24, 2019
us Center for Spatial Data Science, University of Chicago
Instructors: Angela Li
May 31 - May 31, 2019
au AMOS 2019
Instructors: Damien Irving
Jun 10 - Jun 10, 2019
us University of Texas at Austin
Instructors: Jessica Trelogan, Anna Dabrowski, Emily Beagle
Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2019
nl KNVM Division Microbial Typing
Instructors: Anita Schürch, Sergio Arredondo Alonso
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2019