Skills Exchange

We work with the digital research training community to map the skills landscape and give Australian researchers and research support staff the best mix of training solutions to maximise their skills advantage. 

Read on to learn more about ARDC skills partnerships that put you at the leading edge of digital research skills development.

The Carpentries

The Carpentries is a global organisation that teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. We coordinate a partnership with Australian research institutions to train certified instructors in The Carpentries, a proven method for effectively teaching digital research skills. 

Instructors can be PhD students, researchers, librarians, research support staff or research computing support staff. While The Carpentries curriculum of software and data skills are openly licensed to all, only certified instructors may teach these workshops.

Launched in 2021, our partnership is one of the largest in the world. Since 2022, it has given Australian research institutions of all sizes access to instructor training for The Carpentries at a reduced rate.

Our partners are:

  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Burnet Institute
  • Curtin University
  • Intersect
  • Monash University
  • National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • QCIF
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Find out more about the partnership, and learn more about The Carpentries. Watch this webinar for an introduction to what The Carpentries teach and its impact:

Research Bazaar

Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a worldwide community-based digital skills festival for research. These are low-cost, collaborative events bringing researchers together to upskill in new digital tools and open, reproducible research methods. At its heart, the chief benefits for participants (trainers and learners) are the networking and collaboration opportunities beyond individual campuses and domains. Each ResBaz brings researchers, industry and government professionals together to learn from each other.

We support Australia’s ResBaz events with regional community coordination and are working on a sustainability strategy for the longer term. Coordinators of ResBaz Aotearoa, ResBaz Perth, ResBaz QLD and ResBaz Sydney are all part of a regional network of ResBaz organisers. 

We’re also working with our ResBaz communities to integrate their online collective training events into the Digital Research Skills Australasia (DReSA) registry. Find digital research skills training materials, events and trainers via DReSA.

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Last updated

14 May 2022



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