The workshop is aimed at researchers in life sciences at all levels, including postgraduate students. Data Carpentry is designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to use spreadsheet programs (such as Excel) more effectively, and the limitations of such programs.
  • Getting data out of spreadsheets and into more powerful tools (R/Python).
  • Using databases, including managing and querying data in SQL.
  • Workflows and automating repetitive tasks, in particular using the command line shell.


Data Carpentry is a partner of ELIXIR UK.


Event date: 
Thursday, November 27, 2014 (All day) to Friday, November 28, 2014 (All day)
University of Manchester
United Kingdom