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Creating Projects

Creating Projects


In Coscine data is organized within projects. This means that you always have to create a project first, to which you can then assign further employees and resources in a second step. You can recreate the tree-like structure of a large project by creating subprojects.


Create (main) project
To create a new project, navigate to the Coscine home page (via the Coscine logo or home icon). Here you have the possibility to create a new project via the "Add project" button (see figure below).

Add Project on the main Coscine page


Project Input Mask 
After pressing the button you will be redirected to the following page (see figure below, please click on the figure to enlarge). 

Input form for project metadata

(Mandatory) Fields of the Input Mask
Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory fields that are necessary for creating a project. Without entries in these fields, the "Submit" button cannot be selected. Here is a brief overview of the fields and their meaning:

Project nameName of the project
Display nameShortened project name for display in coscine (max. 25 characters)
Project descriptionA short yet informative description of the project
Principal Investigators (PIs)Project manager
Project StartStart date of the project
Project End(Expected) End date of the project
DisciplineScientific discipline according to the DFG. Multiple selection possible.
Participating InstitutionsInstitutions participating in the project
Project keywordsKeywords supporting the project classification
VisibilityIf the visibility of the project and a resource are set to "public", your files will be listed in a Coscine-wide search for the appropriate metadata. However, the files are only visible to other Coscine users, not retrievable. Provides the ability for other users to contact you if they are interested in your data.
GrantIDUnique identification id of the project

Further project features
At the moment you still have the possibility to switch on or off further project features.
Note: Currently only the "Documents" option is functional. Due to the low usage rate we will switch off the features soon. 

Project  featureDescription
Discussion BoardA simple forum for project participants to hold discussions
Announcement BoardAllows for the publication of announcements on the project page
DocumentsThe purpose of the document library is to keep organizational project documents. MS-Office documents (docx, xlsx, pptx) can be edited based on MS-SharePoint functionality directly in browser.

Project homepage
After specifying all the necessary options, the "Submit" button will take you to the homepage of your newly created project (see the figure below).


Change Project Settings
You can edit the project at any time, as well as manage members and quota (storage space in the project). To do this, click on "Settings" in the menu (see figure below, red box). Clicking on "Edit project" will take you back to the project input screen (see figure above), where you can change your entries. 


Project front page



last changed on 04/21/2022

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