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 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?

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 12:54 CDTUpdated:2023-02-09 16:20 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Shared Tools
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