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Computational skills are in high demand among scientists and trainees in the life sciences. Much of scientists’ computational training is acquired through informal education, and many instructors who teach courses aren’t familiar with effective teaching strategies.
The Carpentries teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. CZI and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are supporting The Carpentries’ instructor training program and the development of CarpentriesLab — a centralized repository for high-quality, community-contributed teaching materials.
The Carpentries’ training enables more researchers to become part of a growing community that is advancing open, reproducible research globally. The CarpentriesLab platform helps instructors find high-quality teaching materials and provide curriculum developers with community support for maintenance.