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Why You Should Use Project Management for Your Research

Project management is a tool that can help you to substantially improve the quality and effectiveness of your research by:

  • increasing the transparency of all your ongoing projects and collaborations.
  • allowing you to specify timelines such that important milestones are not missed.
  • specifying and coordinating the tasks of collaborating scientists.
  • increasing the reproducibility of your research through annotation of your projects.

With the right project management tools you will find it much easier to organize even complex scientific projects, improve the communication with your colleagues and collaborators, and stick to your timelines.

More effective research through research project management.

An all-in-one Platform to Manage Your Research Projects and Collaborations

The integration of project management into a broader research organization platform creates new synergies for you and your research group. For example, you can effectively work on your own local projects, and then flexibly share these with your collaborative network, such that your external colleagues can see the status of your project, and build on your results.

  • For Projects.
  • For Collaborations.
  • For Data.
  • All in One Place.

What You Will Find on Foldercase to Manage Your Research Projects

Project Timelines

For each research project, you can created specific timelines that remind you of important milestones and events. You can communicate with your colleagues with regards to these events, store relevant files, and activate email reminder. You will also find an overview of all your timelines on the platform.

Task Management

We provide you with a tool to specify tasks with associated due dates, progress made, and colleagues involved. This will allow you to organize your own work, as well as collaborative work with your research group members. Task management will assist you with coordinating your research projects such that dependent work is completed on time.


By providing updates on project progress you and your colleagues can track the status of your work. Furthermore, you can flexibly share your project with a collaborative network, or your institution, to keep your local or global scientific network informed about your progress. This will also help you organize more complex research networks, and provide structured information to all participants.

Laboratory notebook

On foldercase, you can create project-specific laboratory notebooks. These keep a non-editable record of the work performed by you and your colleagues, and help you increase the reproducibility of your research. You can link entries in the laboratory notebook to datasets part of your data infrastructure, and download the notbook if you like to share it with others.

Chat and messages

To assist you with managing your research projects, you can directly communicate with your colleagues and collaborators through chat and the foldercase messaging system. With this, it is easy to get quick feedback on questions you may have, or issues you encounter. You can also set email notifications, in order to be informed if a colleague or collaborator provides an update or sends you a message.

File sharing

Foldercase provides you with multiple options to associate your files with your projects, collaborations and data descriptors. You can either directly store your files on the foldercase server directly, or include (password protected) links to files stored in other storage systems. If you are interested, you can also make your files visible to your institutional colleagues, or the broader scientific community.

The typical users who profit from using project management for their research

  • Individual research scientists who just have too many ongoing projects to be able to keep a good overview.
  • Students who would like to set a timeline for their projects, track progress and communicate with their supervisors.
  • Research groups trying to organize collaborative work with regards to ongoing projects and collaborations.
  • Scientists who would like to coordinate tasks and timelines for shared projects.
  • Scientists and research groups looking for a file sharing system linked to their research projects.
  • Larger academic networks that are looking for a way to track progress within subprojects or work packages.
  • Researchers who would like to use a laboratory notebook to keep track of experimental details and improve the reproducibility of their work.

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