Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Data Carpentry: Filling a data literacy and computational literacy gap.
Deborah Paul

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 11
Date: 2014-10-29 09:20 AM – 09:40 AM
Last modified: 2014-10-16


Researchers collect and use an ever-increasing amount of biological specimen data of many types. Where do researchers, undergraduates, graduate students, and undergraduates get these critical skills for collaboratively analyzing, managing, and sharing this data? For data discovery across domains, where do these scientists learn about data standards, data quality, and good metadata practices to insure their data is re-usable? Data Carpentry (http://datacarpentry.org) develops and holds workshops designed to teach introductory data literacy and computational literacy skills. The Data Carpentry project structure is modeled after the Software Carpentry (http://software-carpentry.org) initiative. Learn more about where #datacarpentry comes from, where we are headed, what materials are available now, and how you can get involved.