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Data Carpentry Workshop

June 1, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On May 18, May 25, June 1, and June 8 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT the AgNIC Data Working Group is hosting a Data Carpentry workshop for member librarians.

The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they have learned to their own work. I am really excited about using the Data Carpentry curriculum here to help our AgNIC members become more efficient in their research.

This workshop is focused on Ecology data. The curriculum will include:

  • Data Organization in Spreadsheets for Ecologists
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine for Ecologists
  • Data Management with SQL for Ecologists
  • Data Analysis and Visualization in R for Ecologists

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. For instance, after attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Organize and clean data
  • Have a basic understanding of SQL
  • Have a basic understanding of R

Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly. Visit the workshop webpage at for more information, and register at Questions? Send email to Carolyn Jackson at csjaxon at


June 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM