Ecology with R

University of Strasbourg

November 29-30, 2021

9:00 am - 5:00pm Central European Time (UTC +1)

Instructors: Marco Chiapello, Alex Volkov, François Michonneau

Helpers: Tara Cooke, Regis Witz, Arthur Pons, Virgile Jarrige, Marc Chantreux

General Information

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.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.


Participants and helpers will work together at the Library of the Institute of Technology IUT Robert Schuman.

The Library will be open from 9am to 7pm. More information on the Library website.

When: November 29-30, 2021. Add to your Google Calendar.

9am - 5pm


A laptop with all of the required software will be provided for each learner for the duration of the workshop.

If you are interested in installing the software on your own computer, there will be an install party starting at 1pm on Friday, 3rd of December at the Lab numérique (Atrium, Esplanade, Strasbourg France).

To register for the install party, fill out a form for Make & Code Lounge .

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email , , or for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Collaborative Notes

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey



To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.