This a QCIF course and places are highly limited as Graduate School is paying the fee. If you are unable to attend, please de-register (or email if you are unable to do so). An unexplained absence could result in all your future QCIF registrations becoming Waitlisted.

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. In this workshop you will learn how you can record and trace every change made to a document, be it software code or a thesis.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what version control is and why to use it
  • Create and use both a local and a remote git repository
  • Learn how to use git to collaborate on and publish data and projects


  • An introduction to version control and git
  • Creating a git repository
  • Making and tracking changes to files
  • Setting up collaborative projects, sharing data and resolving conflicts
  • Hosting repositories on public servers

Pre-workshop preparation

Attendees must have prior experience with the Unix/Linux command line interface. DO NOT REGISTER UNLESS YOU DO.

About eResearch and data management

eResearch refers to the use of advanced information and communication technologies to support research. The common underlying themes include data management, computation and instrumentation, as well as research collaboration and dissemination [source].


Library workshops

The library offers a range of workshops and resources including those under the headings below:

UQ Research Data Manager  Infographics  EndNote

Useful links

  • UQ Data Manager (UQRDM) cloud
  • GitHub: UQ eResearch Group
  • AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network): Established under the auspices of the Australian Government as a collaborative networking of researchers and data providers across academia, government, and industry.
  • QRIS Cloud: Cloud and data storage. The Queensland node of the Research Data Services project and the national research cloud provided by the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project.
  • Endnote: A software to organise and annotate your references
  • ORCID: A persistent digital identifier to establish your researcher profile.
  • Web of Science Researcher ID Publons: Improved Web of Science researcher ID to track your publications
  • Google Scholar: Update your publication profile.

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