News: Research accounts on GitHub
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4.6 years ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum115k wrote:

https://github.com/blog/1840-improving-github-for-science (...) Research accounts on GitHub We also know that as a scientific researcher, sometimes you're going to want to work privately. That's why we've created a discount where individual academic researchers can receive a free micro plan with 5 private repos, while research groups can receive a free silver plan with 20 repos. To set up a research account on GitHub, first associate an academic email address with your account and then request a GitHub Education discount.

 

"Making Your Code Citable" https://guides.github.com/activities/citable-code/

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.6 years ago by Dan Gaston7.1k • written 4.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum115k
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Very good, thank you for pointing it out! However, note that the free account is only for two years, after which you will have to pay or lose your repos. This is similar to what happened for the Dropbox space race.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Giovanni M Dall'Olio26k

thank you for noticing the duration ...

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum115k

You don't lose the repo's, they become locked when your account is downgraded to a free account. You can then make them public if you chose, which restores access, or request limited access to move them off the account. You can also of course re-upgrade to a paid account.

I haven't seen a definitive answer one way or another but it I believe you can also re-request your educational discount. An Github employee suggested that on a related StackOverflow question (two years ago) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12361700/what-happens-to-a-github-student-accounts-repositories-at-the-end-of-2-years

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Dan Gaston7.1k
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aside from this, my university installed https://www.gitlab.com/ and we're very happy with it.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum115k
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Any indication of how they validate an academic email address? Just .edu, .ac or more options available?

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Neilfws48k

Definitely more options available. Here in Canada most of our Universities just use .ca and something that makes sense for the school (mine is @dal.ca for instance) and it is recognized specifically as an email address for Dalhousie University. I'm guessing they have a database of the most common Universities domains. 

ADD REPLYlink written 4.6 years ago by Dan Gaston7.1k
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4.6 years ago by
Dan Gaston7.1k
Canada
Dan Gaston7.1k wrote:

Thanks for this! I already use GitHub with a paid Micro account but have now requested a discount. Plus the new integration for generating DOI's for Repos is great.

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.6 years ago by Dan Gaston7.1k
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