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Autumn semester ELIXIR courses

ELIXIR Estonia is continuing with the data management-related lectures and workshops this semester. To get more information about these courses, read below and visit  


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Version Control with Git - RStudio - 5.12.2023 - registration open

  • Time: 5.12.2023 11:00-16:00 
  • Type: Workshop
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 5h
  • Location: Delta building, Narva mnt 18 room 2005, Tartu
  • Audience: Everyone who needs versioning
  • Instructor: Priit Adler, PhD

Version control serves as the digital equivalent of a lab notebook. It is employed by professionals to monitor their progress and collaborate effectively. Its utility extends beyond software development; it can be used for books, papers, small datasets, or any evolving content that requires sharing.

Git is a globally adopted tool that helps developers manage changes in collaborative projects. Keeping a record of changes, complete with timestamps and explanations, becomes exceptionally valuable when returning to a project in the future, like a year later when recollection may be unclear.

Learning outcomes for the participants: 

  • Describe the importance of version control
  • Create a repository in Git
  • Track changes and collaborate in Git
  • Solve conflicts in Git

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Version Control with Git - 25.05.2023

On the 25th of May 2023, ELIXIR-Estonia will be organizing a face-to-face data carpentry course in English: Version Control with Git.

Git is used across the world to help developers keep track of changes while working on different parts of the same project. Teams are not the only ones to benefit from version control: lone researchers can benefit immensely. Keeping a record of what was changed, when, and why is extremely useful for all researchers if they ever need to come back to the project later on (e.g., a year later, when memory has faded).

Version control is the lab notebook of the digital world: it’s what professionals use to keep track of what they’ve done and to collaborate with other people. Every large software development project relies on it, and most programmers use it for their small jobs as well. And it isn’t just for software: books, papers, small data sets, and anything that changes over time or needs to be shared can and should be stored in a version control system.


Information about the lecture

Date: 25.05.2023

Time: 11:00 - 17:00  (lunch break 12:30-13:30, coffee break 15:00)

City: Tartu

Place: Delta, Narva mnt 18 ROOM 2048

Requirements: Bring your own laptop and install git:

Register:  the registration is closed

 Prerequisites: In this lesson we use Git from the Unix Shell. Some previous experience with the shell is expected, but isn’t mandatory.

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Learning outcomes:

  • Know how to do version control and why it’s important
  • Know how to set up and create a repository in Git
  • Know how to track changes and collaborate in Git
  • Know how to solve conflicts in Git