The course thus far has been supported but the Software Sustainability Institute who pioneered the software and data carpentry courses mentioned above. We have also had enthusiastic support from the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia. The materials for the course are freely available partly because we think this is the ‘right thing’ to do, and partly to provide a reference for people before and after the course. Finally, we also add all course participants to an online forum so that there is an obvious place to turn to when questions arise.
In the coming year, we will extend the course to a two-day format with a ‘bring your own data’ option on the second day. With a very high faculty-to-student ratio, we believe there is a very good chance that delegates will leave not just with a new set of skills, but with a completed analysis.