Mar 30 – 31, 2023
Europe/Berlin timezone

sponsored by Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA)

in cooperation with The Carpentries.


Software Carpentry (Shell, Git, R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis)


Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.


This workshop includes 1. an introduction to Bash shell scripting and 2. version control with Git. 3. It also covers data analysis and visualisation in R, focusing on working with tabular data and other core data structures, using conditionals and loops, writing custom functions, and creating publication-quality graphics. As our more introductory R offering, this workshop also introduces learners to RStudio and strategies for getting help. This workshop is appropriate for learners with no previous programming experience. Please note that statistical analyses are not covered in this introductory course. 


To get an idea of the topics covered in this workshop, you can have a look at the example lesson plans for each of the three parts (Shell, Git and  R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis) here. But please be aware that the exact content covered in each course can vary slightly, depending on the course instructors and time constraints. You will get more information on this course closer to the starting date. 

Workshop Days and Times

Thu, March 30, 2023, 9am - 5pm
Fri, March 31, 2023, 9am - 5pm

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 do not need to have any prior knowledge of the content covered in the workshop.



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