Version control

Control over time of data, computer code, software, and documents that allows for the ability to revert to a previous revision, which is critical for data traceability, tracking edits, and correcting mistakes. Version control generates a (changed) copy of a data object that is uniquely labeled with a version number. The intent is to track changes to a data object, by making versioned copies. Note that a version is different from a backup copy, which is typically a copy made at a specific point in time, or a replica. SYNONYM. Source control; Revision control; Versioning. RELATED TERM. Universal numeric fingerprint; Data citationREFERENCE. Research Data Alliance http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Main_Page ; http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.org/index.php/knowledge-base/dpglossary/#B

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