Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing

Our Partners

Data Carpentry Our sibling organization Data Carpentry teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. They develop curricula and run workshops that are domain specific, target fundamental data analysis and data management challenges, and require little or no prior programming experience.

NumFOCUS We are very grateful to our fiscal sponsor, NumFOCUS. Its aim to promote the use of accessible and reproducible computing in science and technology through educational programs, the promotion of high-level languages, reproducible scientific research, and open-code development, and an increase in collaborative research tools and documentation.


Gold Partners

Compute Canada Compute Canada's is leading the creation of a powerful national HPC platform for research in Canada by integrating HPC resources at six partner consortia across the country.

ELIXIR UK ELIXIR UK, a part of the pan-European ELIXIR community, seeks to facilitate access to training in UK and across Europe for scientists in both academia and industry, which will allow researchers to combine their experimental expertise with available computational infrastructure to address critical research questions.

GitHub GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over eight million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

CyVerse CyVerse's mission to design, deploy, and expand a national cyberinfrastructure for life sciences research and train scientists in its use.

University of Leeds The University of Leeds is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It is home to over 31,000 students from 146 countries, drawn by the excellent standards for teaching and research, and is one of only 19 UK universities to appear in the top 100 of the QS world rankings in 2014.

University of Michigan The University of Michigan's mission is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Rackspace Rackspace is a hybrid cloud company specializing in dedicated servers and public/private cloud solutions.

Software Sustainability Institute The Software Sustainability Institute works with researchers to ensure the useful longevity of research software.

eScience Institute, University of Washington The eScience Institute at the University of Washington is working to create the intellectual and physical infrastructure needed to meet the challenges of doing science in a world where new sources of large, complex, and noisy data are fundamentally changing the kinds of science questions we can answer.

University of Florida The Weecology group at the University of Florida conducts research in interdisciplinary ecology including a focus on the analysis of large ecological and environmental data.

The Jackson Laboratory The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. It employs 1,800 staff, and its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.


Silver Partners

Berkeley Institute for Data Science The Berkeley Institute for Data Science is a central hub of research and education at UC Berkeley designed to facilitate and nurture data-intensive science.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. Its scientists have won 13 Nobel Prizes, and it hosts national user facilities including the Advanced Light Source, the Joint Genomics Institute, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Michigan State University The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) at Michigan State University provides a common structure for researchers from across academia and industry to work on how computation can better their research.

NeSI NeSI (New Zealand eScience Infrastructure) provides High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities to New Zealand, supporting researchers across the public research sector and private industry.

NLeSC NLeSC (the Netherlands eScience Center) is the national hub for the development and application of domain overarching software and methods for the scientific community. NLeSC develops crucial bridges between increasingly complex modern e-infrastructures and the growing demands and ambitions of scientists from across all disciplines.

UCAR The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a consortium of more than 100 member colleges and universities focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences.

UC Davis The Laboratory for Data Intensive Biology at UC Davis does fundamental and applied research on making use of the increasing volume and variety of biological data.

University College London UCL is London's Global University, founded to open up education to all on equal terms. Its outstanding research and innovative teaching drive entrepreneurial solutions to the world's major problems.

Oslo The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway's largest, with 27,000 students and 7,000 staff. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in study options. At The University of Oslo, The Science Library is the main SWC contact point. .

UWMadison As part of billion-dollar research enterprise, UW-Madison's billion-dollar research enterprise, the Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) provides strategic support for shared computing services, learning resources and professional assistance for data-intensive research. By coordinating a campus community of instructors and helpers, ACI has sponsored more than a dozen Software Carpentry workshops at UW-Madison since 2012.

University of Melbourne The University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

University of Miami A vibrant and diverse academic community, the University of Miami has rapidly progressed to become one of America's top research universities. It has partnered with us through its Center for Computational Science in collaboration with the Graduate School and UM's CTSI.

The University of California San Diego The University of California San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact.

Caltech The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.


Sponsors and Donors

Insight Data Science Insight Data Science offers an intensive seven week post-doctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science.

RStudio RStudio's develops free and open tools for the R community, including RStudio, shiny, ggvis, dplyr, and many others.


Past Supporters

We are very grateful for the support we have received from:

Continuum Analytics Continuum Analytics's mission is to revolutionize how the world's data is stored, computing, and visualized. They provide open technologies for data integration on a massive scale based on their vision of a structured, universal "data web".

Enthought Enthought Scientific Computing's mission is to significantly improve the way scientific computing is accomplished by providing powerful tools for quantitative data analysis and visualization.

Indiana University The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is nationally recognized for excellence and leadership in Informatics programs, including undergraduate and graduate education, research, placement and outreach.

Los Alamos National Laboratory The mission of Los Alamos National Laboratory is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence.

Mathworks Mathworks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists.

Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is the manufacturer of the most widely used software in the world. Its products are used worldwide by all kinds of people, on all kinds of computers, for all kinds of things.

MITACS MITACS is a national research network which connects academia with industry, government and not-for-profits through short and longer-term research projects.

Mozilla Science Lab The Mozilla Science Lab is helping a global network of researchers, tool developers, librarians and publishers collaborate to further science on the web.

Python Software Foundation The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

Queen Mary University London The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University London is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. This activity is funded by EPSRC Grant EP/H043101/1.

Scimatic Software Scimatic Software is a Toronto-based company that specializes in the development of software for the scientific community.

SciNet SciNet is a High Performance Computing consortium based at the University of Toronto which operates Canada's largest supercomputer with 30,000 cores and supports researchers in a wide variety of disciplines from across the country.

SHARCNET SHARCNET is a leading provider of HPC infrastructure and services for the advancement of world-class research and the training of computationally-expert individuals.

Sloan Foundation The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution established in 1934.

Software Sustainability Institute The Software Sustainability Institute works with researchers to ensure the useful longevity of research software.

University of Toronto The University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched on any other Canadian campus.

UK Met Office The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the United Kingdom, providing quality meteorological and related services for the Government, the public, the armed forces, aviation and commercial customers.

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