DoIT Shared Tools - GitLab for Research

DoIT GitLab ( is a platform that supports collaborative research and the sharing of code in academia. Currently,, is available to researchers for both non-paid (academic) and paid research.

If you want to use GitLab for research purposes, please contact the DoIT Shared Tools team for a needs analysis.

Note: a UW-Madison NetID is required for access to GitLab.

A needs analysis will help the Shared Tools team make recommendations for things such as:

  • Methods for using GitLab for collaboration with colleagues outside of UW-Madison
  • How can be used to support research

DoIT's GitLab instance can be a useful tool for UW-Madison researchers and labs in the following ways:

  • Version control and collaboration with UW-Madison colleagues on source code for research tools and web applications
  • Data analysis and validation of results using GitLabCI

DoIT GitLab should not be used for:

  • Storage of large amounts of data (the current storage limit on each repository is 2GB)
  • Storage of Restricted Data, Sensitive Data, PHI or any other class of data that's not for general consumption 

Refer to the Researcher Toolkit

A wide variety of other tools for researchers are available in the Researcher Toolkit. Including a resource list and best practices for storing research data.

See also

Keywords:collaboration, reproducibility, source code management, version control, data analysis academia academic, research, gitlab   Doc ID:109039
Owner:Vanessa T.Group:Shared Tools
Created:2021-02-12 11:54 CSTUpdated:2021-08-03 15:24 CST
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