Data Carpentry Workshop

The ever-increasing digital nature of research requires researchers, postgraduate students, and research-support staff to equip themselves with the skills to create, manipulate and manage data in digital format. Today, researchers can perform simple to complex data management through open source tools and techniques which do not require highly specialist skills. This hands-on workshop will assist you to learn more about basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

This workshop is funded by the Elixir-Carpentries agreement and organised by Elixir Belgium. The trainers are all certified carpentry instructors who come from LifeWatch INBOVIB, and Giga institute.

Who: This workshop is aimed to life scientist at all career stages, from undergrads to senior scientists. It is an introductory workshop to data management, databases, and data analysis in R. We recommend participants to have a basic understanding of R and its data types. We can send resources for people who need an introduction to R before this workshop. The level of this workshop is from beginner to intermediate, we will not cover advanced materials. If you are already familiar with the topics listed in the schedule you might not benefit from this workshop. But please contact us if you would like a more advanced workshop in any of the topics listed here. Please also contact us if you would like to be a helper in this workshop.

Where: Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels.

When: June 12-13, 2018.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry’s Code of Conduct.

Read more on the Workshop website