Communication is a crucial success factor in science. The right digital platform can help your research group advance faster by:
Having a central communication platform for your research group will help you organize your work effectively, save time that is typically lost by switching between digital solutions, and help you discover new scientific opportunities.
Whether your research group is small or large, you will find that foldercase will help you manage your work more effectively. On our platform, you can work in one or more teams, which allows you and your colleagues to flexibly structure the organization of your research according to overarching topics. Your teams can also share their respective projects with external collaborations, helping you to manage your broader scientific network.
Foldercase allows you and your team to create a digital representation of your research projects. By describing the background and objectives of your studies, tracking progress and achievements, and having project-specific discussions, you will be able to increase the transparency of your research and allow all your group members to know about the current status of the ongoing research.
Similar to projects, you can record all your scientific collaborations on foldercase. This will give your research group an overview of your ongoing collaborative work, and help you organize and coordinate your scientific network. Furthermore, you can flexibly share your own local projects with your collaborations, allowing you to effectively work on your (sub-) projects and share your progress with your collaborators.
A good system to organize data resources is essential to ensure the long-term usability of your data, improve the transparency of available data within your research group, reduce duplicate work related to data processing, and identify new synergies between ongoing analyses. On foldercase, you can record your data infrastructure in a privacy-preserving manner, without having to upload the data itself.
You can use our project management tool to create 'projects' relevant for the organization of your research group. This will allow you and your colleagues to plan and coordinate efforts, for example with regards to meeting organization, your hardware and software infrastructure, or experimental design. Of course, you can also store files on our server, or include files stored elsewhere.
To help you with planning and organizing the work of your research group, we provide a group calendar that you can use for recording important events. This calendar is team-specific, just in case you have multiple teams within your research group. You will also find a tool for creating project-specific timelines, storing event-related files, and having discussions with your group members.
If you already have files or information stored elsewhere, you can include these repositories through our external link function. You will thus be able to bring all your repositories, as well as relevant websites, together on foldercase. Furthermore, you can use our conferences tool to let your group members know about important conferences, meetings, or events, and share who from your group will be attending.