Working with spreadsheets: a workshop

21 November 2017 10.00am 4.30pm


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


Iain Emsley and Pip Willcox



This workshop will draw on materials prepared by Data Carpentry. It is designed for anyone who works with spreadsheets and wants to learn how to explore that data more efficiently. No prior experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with your data.

We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine for managing data.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to manage and analyze data effectively and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.


To register, please email Pip Willcox ( with:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your departmental affiliation

This workshop is run in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the Reproducible Research Oxford project.

For announcements about future workshops and related activities run by Reproducible Research Oxford, please see the project website, subscribe to the mailing list, and follow the project on Twitter @RR_Oxford.


Participants are requested to bring a laptop. To work with with spreadsheets, you will need an application such as Microsoft Excel, Mac Numbers, or If you don’t have a suitable program installed, you might like to use LibreOffice, a free, open source spreadsheet program.

You will also need OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) and a web browser, and to have Java installed.

If you cannot bring a laptop with you, please let us know before the day.


Iain Emsley works for the University of Oxford e-Research Centre on digital library and museums projects. Having recently finished an MSc in Software Engineering, he has started a PhD in Digital Media at Sussex University.

Pip Willcox is the Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries and a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre.


To register a place please contact Pip Wilcox at

This event is listed under: Workshops; Free events
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