Data Carpentry Workshop

Registrations will be open from 03/09/24 to 27/09/24. The Data Carpentry workshop will take place in Strasbourg on 17-18, October 2024.

What is a Data Carpentry workshop?

A Data Carpentry workshop is a hands-on training that covers the introductory computational skills needed for data management and analysis in all domains of research. Our lessons are 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.

Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding. A Carpentry workshop is taught by at least one trained and badged instructor. Over the course of the workshop, instructors teach the lesson called "Genomics". The focus of the workshop is on working with genomics data, and data management and analysis for genomics research, including best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data, use of command line utilities, use of command line tools to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling, and connecting to and using cloud computing.

Curriculum for this lesson in English is available online

Local session

Dates confirmed: 17-18/10/2024, 9am-5pm

Program and requirements will be available soon on GitHub workshop webpage.

The lessons of the workshop are to teach:

  1. best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data
  2. use of command-line utilities
  3. use of command-line tools to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling
  4. and connecting to and using cloud computing



This lesson assumes that learners have no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop. However, learners are expected to have some familiarity with biological concepts, including the concept of genomic variation within a population. Participants should bring their own laptops and plan to participate actively.


Software to install:

In order to participate in this workshop, software must be pre-installed on your laptop. For install instructions, please refer to the "Setup" section found on the workshop page:

You feel lost and need help before the workshop? We can provide help setting up your laptop, on campus and online, before 10th of January, 2024. Ask for help at: openaccessmonth[at]

Have a look on the standard curriculum: Genomics


Pre and Post -workshop Surveys:

Instructors need to know more about your expections and level of satisfaction: the Pre-Workshop & post-workshop surveys will be available soon.


PhD students, researchers and technical staff from the University of Strasbourg, France.

PhD students' registrations will be privileged.

Researchers from all domains of science can apply. Number of participants limited to 20 participants.


Civil Hospital Campus (faculty of dental medicine and faculty of medicine), precise location available soon

Lunch breaks : close to Civil Hospital Campus, precise location available soon


Access to Civil Hospital Campus of the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg):

4, rue Kirschleger 

F-67085 Strasbourg Cedex

Main Entry -> see map

Download campus map here (in French only).


Dates confirmed: 17-18/10/2024, 9am-5pm


Support and course will be given in English. Helpers speak English and French as well.


Registrations are open from 03/09/2024 to 27/09/2024.

How to register to the workshop?

Please send an e-mail to: openaccessmonth[at]

indicating your first and last names, e-mail address + your research topic(s) and your motivation to participate in this 2 day-workshop (3 sentences will be enough).

Depending on your profile: mention your doctoral school, research units and/or department of affiliation at the University of Strasbourg.

We will accept your request subject to your commitment to attend both workshop days.

We are very happy to see you in October, 2024!

Fees and credits

There is no fee to pay to attend this workshop.

PhD students who have attended both days receive credits.