I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of version control in science of late. This is not just because of my involvement with multiple collaborative efforts that would be a nightmare to move forward without a structured workflow. I fortuitously got involved in a collaboration between GitHub, BiomedCentral, and a handful of bioinformatics scientists to explore the importance of version control in a scholarly communication context.
I’m happy to announce that the first outcome of the project, a paper (open access) outlining various use-cases for Git in science just went in press today. Here is the official announcement from BMC and also a blog post that I co-wrote with C. Titus Brown.
Ram, K. (2013). git can facilitate greater reproducibility and increased transparency in science. Source Code Biol Med, 8, 7.