Introduction to Git

Date and time:         7.12.2021, 10:00-11:30, online

Target group:            Researchers, Data Stewards, research support personnel

Language:                  English


You have heard of GitHub, or GitLab, but are not sure whether such git-based systems are suitable for you? Version Control Systems facilitate effective collaboration between people. Although these tools are mostly used in the field of Software Engineering, they are not limited to this use case.

The aim of this workshop is to learn how to manage your code, data or even text documents, so that you don’t lose track of versions, and can share it with others. You will learn about the basic concepts of git and tools that support researchers in working with git repositories. After a discussion of the theoretical content, practical examples will demonstrate how to efficiently work with the existing GitLab instance operated by the TU Wien. The practical part will also contain scenarios to demonstrate how to avoid or fix common pitfalls.


  • Florian Wörister, TU Wien. Florian Wörister is a developer and staff member at the Center for Research Data Management at TU Wien.
  • Alexander Spinn, Universität Innsbruck. Alexander Spinn is a staff member at the ZID, department Web- and Information Systems.


Video recordings and presentation slides of the workshop “Introduction to Git”, 7.12.2021, TU Wien:

Event series

The event series “Research Data Management in Austria” is aimed at researchers and / or people involved in research support and serves to promote networking and exchange on the topic of research data management, writing a data management plan and similar related topics.