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QCIF and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) co-instructed a global online workshop last month to create more certified Carpentries digital research skills instructors.

In total, 11 people were trained across 18–21 July: three from Australia, five from the US, one from Canada, and two from the UK (attending the course from midnight to 5am their time!).

QCIF Skills Development Manager Dr Mark Crowe and ARDC Research Data Skills Specialist Liz Stokes acted as the workshop’s instructors. 

Mark said: “This is the fifth [Carpentries] instructor training workshop I’ve been a trainer for, and in total, those five courses were attended by just over 100 trainees from around Australia and across the world.”

The Carpentries, an international organisation that teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide, led the July workshop in cooperation with the Carpentries Partnership for Australia, which is coordinated by ARDC with QCIF as a lead member. 

The Carpentries Partnership for Australia, which currently includes 10 research or eResearch organisations, is one of the largest in the world and gives research institutions of all sizes in Australia access to instructor training for The Carpentries at a reduced rate.

Read the ARDC’s article about what motivates someone to join The Carpentries community