Workshops and Trainings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long-standing relationship with The Carpentries, a global organization of researchers who volunteer their time and effort to create workshops that teach software engineering and data analysis skills to other researchers.

The tools taught include the Unix shell, Git/GitHub, Python, R, SQL, OpenRefine, and Docker. Some of the subject area focuses for these workshops are geospatial, health sciences, ecology, social sciences, genomics, and the humanities.

The Data Science Hub can also develop trainings customized for specific classes and labs.

Our Carpentries Community

If you’re interested in learning more about getting involved with the community of instructors and helpers at UW-Madison, you can visit this page. There are always opportunities to help or teach at a workshop, contribute to new workshop lesson development, or become a certified Carpentries instructor. Learn more here.

Upcoming Workshops

Don’t see a workshop you are interested in here? Take a look at our past workshops to see what other workshops are held each year or request a small group workshop.

Campus Data Science Trainings


Request a Workshop

The Data Science Hub helps to organize custom, small-group workshops by local Carpentries instructors.  If you’d like to request a workshop for your group, please fill in the form below.

We host a max of 2 requested workshops a month, subject to availability. Workshops that require development of new curriculum may take several months to put together. However, you can find the links to existing lessons which can be taught on shorter notice below.  Workshops for groups outside the UW will have a fee based on our current rates.

Existing Lessons

Software Carpentry
Data Carpentry
Library Carpentry
Community Developed Lessons

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Request Form

Name of the group requesting this workshop
Who is the audience for this workshop/training? (graduate students in biology, undergraduate students in statistics, professionals, etc.)
Workshop Topic(s)*
Select the topics that the learners are interested in
Please tell us more detail about the topics the learners might be interested in.
How many people do you think will attend this training?
When would you like this workshop?
Workshop Format*
Would you prefer this workshop be virtual (via Zoom or another online meeting platform) or in-person? (note: workshops may be required to be virtual due to UW-Madison or Data Science Hub current operating procedures)

Is there anything else you think we should know about your workshop request?
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Previous Workshops

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Data Carpentry

Software Carpentry

Other Workshops


Since January 2019, the Data Science Hub has been carrying on the tradition of hosting these workshops on the UW-Madison campus that the Advanced Computing Initiative started in April 2013. Research Computing Facilitators from the Center for High Throughput Computing have also been key in developing the Carpentries community at UW-Madison. See a complete list of past workshops here.