Tools for Version Control of Research Data

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Research data tend to change over time (get expanded, corrected, cleaned, etc.). Version control is the management of changes to data or documents. This talk addresses why version control is a crucial component of research data management and introduces software tools that are available for this purpose. ​This workshop was part of the Conference Connecting Data for Research held at VU University in Amsterdam.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Raf Guns
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
University of Antwerp
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Cyberinfrastructure to enable FAIR data principles
Data access
Data handling
Data integrity and authenticity - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data management
Data management planning tools
Data sharing
Electronic lab notebook (ELN)
File naming
Findable data - FAIR Data Principle
Organizing data
Version control
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, October 19, 2015
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide