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