GWU Data Carpentry Metagenomics Workshop


George Washington University Gelman Library


Dan Kerchner (

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

The course is aimed at graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, advanced undergraduates, researchers, and staff of the George Washington University and its affiliated institutions, including Children's National Hospital. 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, such as DNA sequences and bacterial diversity.