Make Your Research More Effective With Our Project Management Platform

Manage Your Research Projects
Using research project management helps you advance faster.

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.

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.


  • How many and what type of projects can I organize on foldercase?
    The number of research projects you can manage on foldercase is not limited. They are organized within teams, allowing you to structure your projects and provide access for scientists frequently working together. Also the number of teams is not limited and you can easily join teams created by other members, In addition, you can organize scientific collaborations on foldercase and we provide you with tools you might find really useful. For example, you can structure your collaborations in sub-projects, and all your collaborators can share their own locally managed work.
  • Who has access to the project information I provide on foldercase?
    Confidentiality of information is of highest priority on foldercase. Projects are organized within teams, and by default, only your team members have access to your project information. This means that if you run a team with only a single member, only you will have access to your project. Foldercase allows you to change the visibility settings of your project, such that colleagues registered under the same institution as yourself, or all registered users can see your project. Similarly, you can share projects with collaborations, allowing your collaborators to see your project information. Some information of your project, such as project-specific chat, or task management, is only visible for your own team, regardless of visibility settings.
  • I already have data and files stored on other web platforms. Can I integrate them with my foldercase projects?
    Yes, this is possible. On foldercase, you have the option to store files either on our server directly, or to integrate links to your files and folders stored on external platforms. Therefore, you can use foldercase as an organizational layer for your existing storage infrastructure and bring everything together in one place. This will help you and your group to find all necessary information quickly, and helps to make your research projects more effective.
  • I would like to define timelines for my projects and track progress. Can I do this on foldercase?
    Yes. Foldercase allows you to create a timeline for each of your projects. These timelines can be accessed by all your team members, allow event-specific discussions and file-upload, and give you the option to activate email reminders. Such timelines are particularly useful for managing research projects involving several scientists and serve as a reminder for important project milestones and deliverables. Also, each project entry has two main tools for tracking research progress. One is by providing updates and achievements with regards to your research, the other is to create a laboratory notebook. Such notebooks are particularly useful to keep track of experimental details and help to increase the reproducibility and transparency of your research.
  • How does foldercase help me improve my communication with regards to my research?
    First, foldercase makes your research projects transparent to e.g. your research group, supervisor or collaborators. Therefore, your project records serve as a reminder of your objectives, timelines, or progress and provide a good basis for improving communication. Second, foldercase can be used directly as a project management tool, for example by assigning tasks and creating timelines. This allows you to structure your communication with your colleagues and collaborators and helps you to advance your research efficiently. Third, foldercase provides you with a platform to bring multi-disciplinary expertise together in one place, allowing you to refine research questions, project plans or analysis strategies together, making it more likely that your research will be successful.

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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