eResearch Workshop: Training the Next Generation of Researchers and Research Support Staff

One of the biggest challenges in research these days is to ensure that our students and researchers are equipped with skills to handle the ever increasing size of their datasets and use technology efficiently to perform reproducible analysis.

To address this issue, several international initiatives have been established over the last few years. The North-West University's eResearch Initiative will be hosting four remarkable organisations who are currently tackling the challenge of computational training for researchers and research support staff. 

Our guests include:

  • Jonah Duckles – Executive Director, the Software Carpentry Foundation
  • Tracy Teal – Executive Director, Data Carpentry
  • James Baker – Founder, Library Carpentry
  • Simon Hodson, Andrew Harrison, and Hugh Shanahan - CODATA-RDA Working Group on Research Data Science Summer Schools Co-Chairs


The workshop will be open for online or in-person participation.   Please register at

More information about the various initiatives follow this link.


Date 11 April 2016
Time: 14:30 – 16:30 (GMT +2)
Venue: Physical venues will be confirmed prior to the workshop.
Online: Click here to see the various options to connect.
14:30 – 14:45 Welcome and Introduction (Anelda van der Walt)
14:45 – 15:00 The Software Carpentry Foundation (Jonah Duckles)
15:00 – 15:15 Data Carpentry (Tracy Teal)
15:15 – 15:20 Quick break to stretch legs
15:30 – 15:45 Library Carpentry
15:45 – 16:00 CODATA – Summer School on Research Data Science
16:00 – 16:30 Questions