Software and Data Carpentry

COVID-19 Essential Service

NeSI remains open for normal business during the level 4 shutdown. Our team is working remotely and remain available during this time.

NeSI is a supplier of essential services to research teams working on the COVID-19 response across NZ. If you're involved in this work, please get in touch and we will do our best to assist in any way possible.

For more information see: Accessing NeSI platforms and support during COVID-19 Alert Level 4


NeSI has a leading role in growing capacity within New Zealand research sector. We are dedicated to help researchers develop their data management and computational lab skills. NeSI is a Platinum Partner to the Software Carpentry Foundation and Data Carpentry, two internationally successful and recognised programmes teaching researchers best practices in terms of software development, data management and analysis.

NeSI has been the nationwide coordinator for Software and Data Carpentry training since 2013. We provide guidance and support towards hosting and running workshops at NZ research organisations. Software and Data Carpentry workshops are fully hands-on allowing researchers practice the skills demonstrated by the instructors.

The number of workshops is steadily growing each year enabling researchers in New Zealand to do their work faster and more efficiently. Until mid-2017 NeSI helped run over 25 workshops.