Data Carpentry workshop for genomics

On September 12 & 13 UNTHSC is hosting a Data Carpentry workshop for faculty and students.

The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they have learned to their own work. I am really excited about using the Data Carpentry curriculum here to help our students and faculty become more efficient in their research.

This workshop is focused on Genomics. The curriculum will include:

Project Organization and Management

Unix Shell/Command Line

Data Wrangling and processing

Introduction to cloud computing

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. For instance, after attending this workshop you will be able to:

Automate repetitive tasks using scripts and wildcards in command line.

Perform quality control, align reads to a reference genome, and identify and visualize between-sample variation.

Transfer data between your local computer and cloud resources.

Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly.  The workshop is free to attend. Here is a registration link , and the workshop webpage for more information. Questions? Send an email to