Advance Your Training In Data Science

The Data Science Hub offers workshops year round that teach the skills and tools needed for researchers to reproducibly analyze, model, and gain insights from data. Some of these skills include:

  • Data Analysis & Visualization (Unix shell, Python, R)
  • Data Cleaning & Management (OpenRefine, SQL)
  • Machine Learning (Intro to ML, Deep learning)
  • Version Control & Containerization (Git/GitHub, Docker)

Thanks to the Carpentries community, all workshop materials are open access and freely available for all to learn from. To review the lesson materials for each topic listed above, visit the Lesson Materials section below.

Don’t see a topic you’d like to learn more about? The Data Science Hub can also develop trainings customized for specific classes and labs – see request a small group workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

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Lesson Materials

Click one of the categories below to review the lesson materials for the workshops we teach. Many of the lessons listed are taught as part of our regularly offered Software Carpentry (SWC) and Data Carpentry (DC) workshops. Others are taught as standalone workshops. Look for the code (SWC, DC, or no code for standalone workshops) listed next to each lesson to determine which workshop the lesson belongs to.

In addition, the Data Carpentry workshop has several variants which have been customized to suit the needs of specific research topics (ecology, genomics, geospatial, and social sciences). Find all variants of each lesson listed in square brackets next to the lesson names.

To view an archive of all past workshop offerings, visit the workshop archive.

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Data Analysis & Visualization

Cloud Computing

  • Intro to Cloud Computing in AWS (DC) [Genomics]




Data Cleaning & Management

Machine Learning

Version Control & Containerization


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.

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Request Form

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Name of the group requesting this workshop
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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)

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Join Our Instructional Community

Our ability to offer numerous workshops is made possible through the hard work of volunteer workshop helpers and instructors. If you’re interested in getting involved with the community of instructors and helpers at UW-Madison, click the button below to learn more. There are always opportunities to help or teach at a workshop, contribute to new workshop lesson development, or become a certified Carpentries instructor.

UW-Madison Carpentries Community


Campus Data Science Trainings

There are several additional groups on campus that offer data science related training opportunities. Visit the Data Sciences Resources page to learn more.


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.