Data Carpentry with R (CANCELLED)

CSC - IT Center for Science

May 14-15, 2020

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Jesse Harrison, Bishwa Ghimire

Helpers: Kerstin Lenk

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 14-15, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: All course participants are required to have a Haka account and password. If you do not have a Haka account, please contact the course staff. Participants can use the classroom computers or bring their own laptop (with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system). If you wish to bring your own laptop, please ensure that you have administrative privileges on it.

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1

Before starting Pre-workshop survey
Morning Data Organization in Spreadsheets
Afternoon Introduction to R
Evening END

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.



To participate in this Data Carpentry workshop, you will need a Haka account and password to access the CSC Notebooks service. The course will run on RStudio Server instances available via Notebooks. Please contact the course staff if you do not have a Haka account.

To access RStudio, follow the instructions below (see "2. Accessing RStudio Server on"):