DataLad makes data management and data distribution more accessible. To do that it stands on the shoulders of Git and Git-annex to deliver a decentralized system for data exchange. This includes automated ingestion of data from online portals, and exposing it in readily usable form as Git(-annex) repositories, so-called datasets. The actual data storage and permission management, however, remains with the original data providers.
At the moment, DataLad provides access to over 11TB of data in a variety of datasets from different resources (see http://datasets.datalad.org). It allows for efficient search, dataset(s) installation, data modifications and their tracking within Git version control, publication of datasets to http websites, S3, figshare, etc; reproducible computation, and other features.

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data distribution, data management, data publication, data sharing, distributed version control

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