This webinar will provide a brief introduction to The Carpentries instructional philosophy of researcher-to-researcher computational training. We’ll then discuss Author Carpentry, an independent set of modules that can be integrated into a Carpentries Workshops or taught as an independent curriculum. They cover topics not traditionally included in a Carpentry Workshop, such as open authorship, writing in standard formats like Markdown, creating a reproducible and interactive report in RStudio, digital object identifiers, and ORCID IDs. We’ll discuss the future of Author Carpentry and ways you can be involved in the development of this open curriculum.

Sponsored by IFLA Science & Technology Libraries Section

Presenter Biography

Tom Morrell is the Research Data Specialist at Caltech Library. He manages the CaltechDATA institutional repository for research data and software, and helps Caltech researchers share their results with the world. Tom has been a certified Carpentry instructor for five years and taught numerous Software and Data Carpentry Workshops. Tom also helped create the Author Carpentry curriculum and has taught Author Carpentry lessons at Caltech and the FORCE 11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI). Tom has a background in computational chemistry and brings a researcher-focused perspective to his work.