Build a well-organized research collaboration or academic network

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Foldercase allows you to build and link research collaborations and academic networks.

How your research collaborations and academic networks can profit from foldercase

In research and other academic networks, good communication is critical. This requires a system that helps you organize your collaboration, such that you and your colleagues can interact and advance more effectively. Foldercase facilitates this by:

  • allowing you to create a central communication 'hub' for your collaboration or academic network.
  • providing tools for tracking the progress of your network and facilitating communication.
  • allowing you to store files, external repositories and websites that are relevant to your collaboration.
  • giving you the possibility to flexibly share your local projects with your external colleagues.
  • allowing you to link collaborations with each other, to keep track of spin-off projects and larger academic infrastructures

Having a digital 'backbone' for your research collaborations and academic networks will help you increase the transparency of your work, assist you with organizing even complex scientific projects, and provide you with new opportunities for identifying synergies.

Improved transparency in research networks through a digital infrastructure.

Flexibly Grow Your Academic Network Through a Connected Collaborative Infrastructure.

In large academic networks it is easy to lose track of ongoing projects, and can be difficult to organize work and communicate well. On foldercase, we provide you with the possibility to flexibly grow your network as it develops. For example, in a large network, you can first establish an overarching communication hub, which is then linked to associated collaborative projects or sub-networks. These can then again be connected to relevant collaborative efforts. On the other hand, you may also start with a small collaboration, and connect it to other network structures as it grows larger. This will help you keep your collaboration or academic network organized, provide you with an overview and the possibility to interact directly with ongoing projects, and improve the overall communication.

  • Local projects.
  • International collaborations.
  • Large academic networks.
  • Research communication hubs.
  • Mentorship programs.
  • Advisory boards.
  • All in One Place.

Features That Will Help You Build a Digital Infrastructure for Your Collaboration

Linked Collaborations

Foldercase provides you with the possibility to link collaboration networks together. They are still separate entities, but the underlying access rights change, such that members of a given network can see information of the respectively other network. Through this, you can build (e.g. hierarchically) organized academic network structures, increase the transparency of ongoing collaborations, facilitate project management, and improve communication.

Project Integration

For each collaboration, the involved foldercase teams have the possibility to share their local projects. Through this, it becomes possible to further structure your collaborative networks into e.g. work packages or subprojects, which are mainly coordinated by your own research group. This makes it very easy to keep a good overview of research networks, and to improve the interactions between partner organizations.

Data infrastructure

Foldercase allows you to create a record of your data infrastructure without the requirement to upload data or disclose sensitive information. This can be achieved by providing anonymized descriptors of your datasets - as well as derived versions thereof. These descriptors can, in turn, be shared with your collaborations, allowing your research network to build - and communicate on - a shared data infrastructure, in preparation for data harmonization, integration or machine learning analysis.

Data governance

With the increasingly data-driven nature of scientific research, digital solutions to assist you with tasks related to data governance are becoming essential. Foldercase helps you with a built-in system for creating and reviewing data analysis plans in collaborative networks, through reviewer committees that you can flexibly specify. This will help you organize data analytics and increase the transparency of your research network.

Advisory boards

Research and other academic networks can substantially profit from incorporating perspectives of scientific advisory boards or organizations relevant to a given research project. By allowing you to link collaborative networks, foldercase provides the opportunity for such advisory boards to create their own digital organization platform, and to integrate this platform directly with your collaborative network, optimising communication.

External Resources and Meetings

Foldercase allows you to flexibly integrate links to external websites, repositories or clouds, such that you can use the digital representation of your collaboration or academic network as the central information place for you and your colleagues. You can also store links to important conferences, events and meetings, to help your colleagues with organizing presentations and with planning their participation.

The typical use cases for building a digital representation of your collaboration or academic network

  • You are organizing a research network with several work packages and would like to keep a good overview of ongoing work.
  • You are involved in multiple collaborative networks and think they could profit from and identify new synergies through direct communication.
  • The organization of a regional academic network, for example to support inter-departmental or inter-institutional communication and collaboration.
  • The integration of scientific advisory boards or perspectives of patient organizations into a given research network.
  • The implementation of a communication hub for an international research collaboration or academic network that keeps track of associated projects.
  • The implementation of mentorship and other academic support programs at your institution or in a cross-institutional manner.
  • The creation of a digital platform for your institution that allows employees to interact, organize events and keep track of collaborative projects.

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