Data Carpentry Workshop

Following the Open Access Week 2021, we are glad to invite you to the first Data Carpentry Workshop taking place @University of Strasbourg, France from 29th to 30th, November 2021

What is a Data Carpentry workshop?

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Ecology with R

This workshop uses a tabular ecology dataset and teaches data cleaning, management, analysis, and visualization. There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools. Instructors will use a single dataset throughout the workshop to model the data management and analysis workflow that a researcher would use.

This Ecology workshop will be taught using R as the base language.

Participants do not need to be from Ecology domain to be able to participate to the workshop.


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, not only from Ecology discipline.

Number of participants is limited to 19 participants.


Library of the Institute of Technology IUT Robert Schuman: 74A ROUTE DU RHIN 67400 ILLKIRCH CEDEX

More informations on the Library website.


November 29-30, 2021

9:00 am - 5:00pm Central European Time (UTC +1)

The team

3 Carpentry instructors will give you this workshop from remote:

  • Alex Volkov: Technical Lead at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Python and Django developer
  • Marco Chiapello: Senior Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council,  Plant biologist -- Bioinformaticians -- R developer
  • François Charbonneau: Senior Dir. of Technology @thecarpentries

5 helpers working at the University of Strasbourg will be present to help you during the workshop:

  • Tara Cooke: PHUN, MISHA
  • Regis Witz: PHUN, MISHA
  • Arthur Pons: Pole César, DNUM
  • Virgile Jarrige: Pole César, DNUM
  • Marc Chantreux: Pole César, DNUM


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


Send us an e-mail at

Indicating your name, family name, e-mail adress, name of your doctoral school/ unit of research/ service at the University of Strasbourg

Please, describe in 3 sentences your motivation to participate to this Data Carpentry workshop.

Registrations will be close on Friday, November 26th, 5pm.

Fees and credits

There is no fee to pay for attending to this workshop.

Participants engage to respect schedule and code of conduct. Participation the 2 days of workshop is mandatory.

Participants agree to become helper during a next session of Carpentry workshop before 2024.

Participation is credited for PhD students.