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 a sibling organization of Software Carpentry. Where Software Carpentry teaches best practices in software development, our focus is on the introductory computational skills needed for data management and analysis in all domains of research. Our lessons are domain specific, from life and physical sciences to social science 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.


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Upcoming Workshops

pr University of Puerto Rico Aug 15-16, 2018
us Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Aug 15-15, 2018
pr University of Puerto Rico Aug 17-18, 2018
us USDA Long Term Agoecosystem Research Network Aug 22-24, 2018
us Data Carpentry @ UW Madison Aug 27-28, 2018
nl Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) Sep 10-11, 2018
us USGS New England Water Science Center Sep 12-13, 2018
us Missouri S&T Havener Center Sep 17-18, 2018
gb Earlham Institute Oct 02-03, 2018
et Mizan-Tepi University Oct 08-12, 2018

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