Data Carpentry workshops

Data Carpentry workshops are organised at TU Delft by TU Delft Library | 4TU.ResearchData in collaboration with the Data Stewards and the TU Delft Digital Competence Centre (DCC).

A Data Carpentry workshop is a hands-on, four half-days (online) or two full-days (in person if COVID regulations allow it) on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers with little to no prior computational experience, and lessons are domain specific.

TU Delft PhD candidates can receive 2 GS credits in the category of Research Skills (according to the Graduate School education programme) for participating in a Data Carpentry workshop offered by 4TU.Research Data.

The requirements to receive GS credits are: attending all the days of the workshop and actively participating in the sessions.

Workshops Academic Year 2022-2023

Data Carpentry workshop for Social Sciences

This workshop teaches management and analysis of tabular data commonly used in social sciences. This is a hands-on training that covers best practices for data organization in spreadsheets, reproducible data cleaning using the tool OpenRefine, and gives an introduction to data analysis and visualization using the programming language R.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Organize tabular data, handle date formatting, carry out quality control and quality assurance and export data to use with downstream applications.

  • Explore, summarize, and clean tabular data reproducibly.

  • Import data, calculate summary statistics, and create publication-quality graphics using the programming language R.

Next Data Carpentry for Soical Sciences Workshops:

24, 25 & 27, 28 of October 2022 - online - 09:00 - 13:00 hrs each day

  • Registration period 10 September -  10 October 2022: Register here

20, 21 & 23, 24 February 2023 - online - 09:00 - 13:00 hrs each day

12 & 13 June 2023 - in person - 09:00 - 17:00 hrs each day

  • Location: Vossius room, Leiden University Library
  • Registration period 9 April - 8 May 2023: Register here


There are 9 spots available for TU Delft researchers in each workshop. 

These workshops are a collaborative effort of TU Delft Library, Leiden University Libraries - Centre for Digital Scholarship, TU Delft Data Stewards, Erasmus University Rotterdam Data Stewards and VU Research Data Support.


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