Information on how to request and host a Data Carpentry workshop.

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Process for Requesting and Hosting a Workshop

  • Request a workshop through our Workshop Request Form. You will be asked to select a range of dates that will work for your workshop and for information about the target audience, so we know which workshop curriculum will be best for you.

  • We will find Instructors for your workshop and then work with you to set a final date and curriculum for your workshop.

  • We’ll set up a workshop web site and your registration form if requested. It is up to the Host to decide if they will charge each participant. Often a nominal fee of $20 reduces the number of no-shows. Since most workshops have a wait list, it is best to be able to offer these spots to people on the wait list instead of having an empty seat.

  • The Lead Instructor will then be your point of contact to coordinate details and communicate with workshop participants, communicating with Data Carpentry administration as needed.

  • The Host is reponsible for local coordination, such as booking a room, ensuring there is power in the room and arranging things like coffee.

  • The Host and Instructors will work together to book travel in advance of the workshop. Please treat the instructors as you would a visiting speaker. They won’t know the location, so helping them with things like finding a hotel and information on transportation from the airport is greatly appreciated!

Want more details to help you plan your workshop? Check out these resources:

Data Carpentry administration will take care of all non-local logistical details. You can see a list of what we take care of here. If you have special needs for any of these pieces of the workshop, please contact the Data Carpentry workshop coordinator (

For information on what we teach, see our Lessons.

If you would like a Software Carpentry workshop instead, please visit their web site.

Workshop Fees

The cost of hosting a workshop is both the Workshop Administration Fee and travel expenses for the two instructors.

Workshop Administration Fee: $2500 US
*This is the fee for not-for-profit organizations, such as universities and government labs. For information on fees for for-profit organizations, please contact us.

Partial or full waivers for fees will be considered on an as-needed basis.

Travel Expenses for Instructors: ~$2000 US
All instructors are volunteers, but the Host needs to cover their travel expenses. We work to find local instructors, but suggest that you estimate about $2000 for the travel, food and accomodation of the instructors. The details of how you will reimburse the instructors needs to be established when the workshop is scheduled.

50% of workshop coordination fees for for-profit organizations go towards supporting workshops in areas with financial need.*