Feb 22 – 25, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone
Data Carpentry’s aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. This workshop teaches data management and analysis for genomics research including: best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data, use of command-line utilities, use of command-line tools to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling, and connecting to and using cloud computing.
By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:
  • structure their metadata, organize and document their genomics data and bioinformatics workflow, and access data on the NCBI sequence read archive (SRA) database,
  • navigate their file systems, create, copy, move, and remove files and directories, and automate repetitive tasks using the Unix shell, and shell scripts,
  • use command-line tools to perform quality control, align reads to a reference genome, and identify and visualize between-sample variation,
  • work with Amazon AWS cloud computing and transfer data between their local computer and cloud resources.

 Find more information at this link.


Workshop Days and Times

Tue, Feb 22, 2022, 9am-1pm
Wed, Feb 23, 2022, 9am-1pm
Thu, Feb 24, 2022, 9am-1pm
Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 9am-1pm


Target Group

The course is aimed at Helmholtz researchers and partner institutions, but we will also admit a limited number of researchers from other institutions. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. However, learners are expected to have some familiarity with biological concepts, including the concept of genomic variation within a population.


This workshop is sponsored by Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) in cooperation with The Carpentries.