Data Carpentry Workshop at KUB DataLab

Copenhagen University

Sept 27-28, 2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Christian Boldsen Knudsen, Mathias Wagner Barløse , Erik Engelbrekt Schwagermann, Ene Rammer Nielsen

Helpers: Jeannette Ekstrøm, Marianne Gauffriau, Lorna Wildgaard, Henrik Hornemann, Richard Dennis

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: Room U14 – 10.4.469 Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Sept 27-28, 2021. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

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.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Who can attend?: This workshop is open to students, researchers and staff affiliated the University of Copenhagen and University Library, with @*,, addresses.

Register here for the 26th of April: Copenhagen University Library Register here for the 3rd of May: Copenhagen University Library

Need help with installation?: Please read Setup section carefully. If you need help with installation drop by our Data Lab, KUB Nord - Natur og Sundhedsvidenskab, Nørre Allé 49, 2200 København N, on the 22nd September between 12:30 pm and 2pm.

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.


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

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


27th September

Before starting Pre-workshop survey
Morning Data Organization in Spreadsheets
OpenRefine for Data Cleaning
AfternoonIntroduction to R
Evening END


To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser. Need help with installation? drop by Data Lab, KUB Nord - Natur og Sundhedsvidenskab, Nørre Allé 49, 2200 København N, on the 22nd September between 12:30 pm and 2pm.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Social Sciences workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.