Welcome to Data Workspaces

Data Workspaces (DWS) is an open source framework for maintaining the state of a (data) science project. It originated at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Kaiserslautern, Germany. DWS was motived by pains we experienced on various (data) science projects: difficulties tracking all the different parts of a project, inability to explain why results changed from day to day, challenges in collaboration, etc.

The goals of the project are to:

  1. Capture all the parts of a project in one place, including data sets, intermediate data, results, and code.
  2. Support collaboration by sharing code and data, through synchronization with any Git-based service (GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, etc.).
  3. Automatically track experimental results and the lineage (history) of data used in experiments.
  4. Provide an integrated set of reporting and analysis tools for working with (data) science projects.

For more information, see the Overview.