All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

[1.1.1] – 2024-03-27


  • Storage Renaming Reversed: The research data storage has reverted to its previous name, “Tape Storage”. However, it’s important to note that despite the name, this storage solution is not based on tape technology; rather, it operates on Ceph infrastructure.

[1.1.0] – 2024-03-04


  • Storage Renaming: The tape storage system has undergone a name change to “Research Data Storage”.

  • Deprecation of Project Network Drive: The usage of the project network drive is now deprecated. It is recommended to utilize the research data storage instead. The research data storage also offers backup functionalities for research data. Furthermore it support snapshots for self-recovery.

[1.0.5] – 2024-01-31


  • Emphasized the necessity of a CIM user identifier to request access to eLabFTW.

  • Encourages the use of git-annex or DataLad for effective management of large files, as opposed to relying on git-lfs.


  • Removed the section related to ELN Chemotion. Chemotion is currently not a service of the computing centre.

[1.0.4] – 2023-12-07


  • Updated link to the Data Management Plan, which is now stored in the CRC GitLab group.

[1.0.3] - 2023-10-19


  • Semantic Versioning notes to version management recommendations.

  • Basic information on backups.


  • The operation status of eLabFTW service has been changed from pilot to production.

[1.0.2] - 2023-09-29


  • Basic information on metadata.

  • Basic information on Data Management Plans.

[1.0.1] - 2023-04-21


  • How-to-cite section to README file of git project template.

  • Citation file for git project template.


  • The login to eLabFTW has been changed from email only to email or user ID.

[1.0.0] - 2023-04-03


  • Recommendation that users organise their project-specific repositories within a project subgroup of the CRC group in GitLab.


  • The central instance of Kiel University is to be used exclusively for the electronic laboratory notebook eLabFTW.

[0.0.1] - 2023-01-30


  • Initial user documentation