Training in the NL

This page provides an overview of relevant training initiatives in the Netherlands. Please contact us if you have additions and suggestions for improvements!



Initiative Involved organizations Topics Carpentries membership Contact Website
UvA Digital Competence Center & Data Science Center University of Amsterdam

Version control, Unix Shell, Python

Software Carpentries (R and Python) in collaboration with VU

Have provided DC in genomics. Experimented with the incubator course in metagenomics

Silver Eva Lekkerkerker
4TU.ResearchData TUD, TU/e,
WUR, TU Twente

Open Science, Reproducible Code

SC workshop (Python and online) for partner institutions. At the moment only for the University of Twente twice a year.

Piloted the Beta version of the Foundations of Astronomical Data Science with the eScience center and ASTRON

Gold (Shared with TUD) Leila Inigo de la Cruz
TU Delft Research Data & Software Team TUD

SC workshops with Python

Data Carpentry for SSH in collaboration with LEV

Geospatial Data Carpentry for Urbanism. New lesson adapted from Geospatial data with R is now in the incubator. 

Gold (Shared with 4TU) Paula Martinez Lavanchy  
Leiden Center for Digital Scholarship Leiden University​ digital humanities techniques   Kristina Hettne
Netherlands eScience Center Training Programme Netherlands eScience Center

RSE skills

Teach some Data Carpentries (i.e Geospatial data with Python, Astronomy data, Image Processing)

Lesson development and contribute them to the incubator (e.g. Parallel Programming, GPU programming, Deep Learning, NLP etc.)

Platinum membership

Provide instructor training

Mateusz Kuzak


Fenne Riemslagh
Utrecht University RDM support Utrecht University Introduction to R & Data
R for Humanities
Best Practices in Writing Reproducible Code
Workflow for Open and Reproducible Code in Science (WORCS)
  Neha Moopen
Digital Competence Center, Tilburg University Tilburg University Library Carpentry
Programming in Python
  Puck Wildschut  
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Wide range of training for PhD candidates and staff.

Software Carpentry (R and Python) in collaboration with UvA

Data Carpentry for SSG in collaboration with LDE

Silver Stephanie van de Sandt
Digital Competence Center, University of Groningen University of Groningen Software citation,
Introduction to Git, Advanced Git, Software licensing,
Programming environments, Containers, Cookie cutter,
Clean code
  Burcu Beygu
University of Groningen University of Groningen Introduction to R & Data
Introduction to Programming with Python
  Theo van Mourik
Netherlands Scientific Organization Institutes (NWO-I) AMOLF, ARCNL, ASTRON, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ, NSCR and SRON

SC workshops twice a year (Python)

DC Social Sciences tailored to criminology (yearly)

Offer Carpentry workshops on request to our institutions (e.g. DIFFER, Nikhef). 

Silver Reinder Radersma  
EUR Erasmus University Rotterdam

Data Carpentries for SSH in collaboration with LDV

Plans to organise Software Carpentry (e.g. on Git)


Bronze Eduard Klapwijk