DataLad development is being performed as part of a US-German collaboration in computational neuroscience (CRCNS) project “DataGit: converging catalogues, warehouses, and deployment logistics into a federated ‘data distribution’” (Halchenko/Hanke), co-funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF 1912266) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF 01GQ1905). Additional support is provided by the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Project: Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Imaging Platform.

DataLad is built atop the git-annex software that is being developed and maintained by Joey Hess.

The extension was created during the OHBM Hackathon 2020 and wouldn’t have been possible without a dedicated team of volunteers.