The Competence Center Digital Research (zedif) will start its Carpentries Instructor Training workshops. Three local trainers, who have been educated and certified by the Carpentries beginning of this year, will train the future instructors to enable them to teach the Carpentries and similar data and software courses.
The Carpentries are an internationally active, non-profit organization that aims to teach basic data and software skills in order to support efficient, open and reproducible research. The organization also subscribes to this ideal itself: all materials are available openly and free of charge. The focus of the initiative is on people who either conduct research themselves or support it.
The Friedrich Schiller University Jena became the first German platinum member of the Carpentries as part of the Thuringian University Initiative for Artificial Intelligence in the Curriculum (Thüringer Hochschulinitiative für KI im Studium – THInKI, funded by the BMBF).