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DoIT Shared Tools - GitLab for Research

The GitLab platform ( supports collaborative research and research reproducibility by allowing UW-Madison researchers to back up, version and share their code using git version control. This shared GitLab instance can be a useful tool for UW-Madison researchers and labs in the following ways.

Researchers can use GitLab to:

  • Back up their version controlled software
  • Collaborate with UW-Madison colleagues on source code for research tools and web applications
  • Perform data analysis and validation of results using GitLabCI

How to Get Started 

The following things are required to use GitLab for research: 

  • All collaborators must have a UW-Madison NetID to access GitLab
  • Meet with the DoIT Shared Tools team for a needs analysis, which will help the Shared Tools team make recommendations about how GitLab could fit into your own research workflow

The shared instance of GitLab should not be used for:

See also:

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use GitLab to share or publish code?

How to Migrate your code from RStudio to GitLab?

The KB article “Migrating your code from RStudio to GitLab” provides the steps for migrating code to GitLab.


Keywordscollaboration, reproducibility, source code management, version control, data analysis academia academic, research, gitlab access   Doc ID109039
OwnerTeresa A.GroupShared Tools
Created2021-02-12 12:54:25Updated2024-02-16 11:11:58
SitesDoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Shared Tools
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