Libraries host workshop to improve reproducibility of research
Last fall, KU Libraries, working with co-sponsors, offered a Software Carpentry workshop to teach fundamental skills that can increase productivity and improve the quality and reproducibility of research. In the two-day workshop, 47 registered attendees, made up of faculty, staff, and students across disciplines, learned how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share work using version control, and how to write software in Python that is readable, reusable, and reliable.
The Software Carpentry Foundation estimates these skills can save half a day to one day a week over a researcher’s career. Workshops can be held by anyone, but must be led by certified instructors. KU Libraries are a productive partner in offering large-scale workshops that pull from a variety of departments and institutions, and are open to partnering on Carpentry Foundation membership. For more information about collaborating with KU Libraries to host future workshops, please contact Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, data services librarian, at email@example.com.