Creating a project
In coscine data is organized within projects. This means, that you or a collaborator initially create a project and extend it later on by adding further collaborators and resources (data sources).
The tree-like structure of a large project can be represented by creating various sub-projects.
Here you get to know how to create a new project and how to configure it.
Navigate to the coscine homepage/dashboard to create a new main project. Click the button “Add project” to start the project creation process.
You will be redirected to the project configuration.
Fields marked with a red asterisk represent a mandatory field. These fields are necessary for creating a project. Without filling them in you are not able to click “Submit” and finish the process.
|Project name||The full name of the project|
|Display name||Shortened project name for display in coscine (max 25 characters)|
|Project description||A short yet informative description of the project|
|Principal Investigators (PIs)||Project manager|
|Project Start||Start date of the project|
|Project End||Expected end date of the project|
|Discipline||Scientific discipline according to the DFG. Multiple selection possible.|
|Participating Institutions||Institutions participating in the project|
|Project keywords||Keywords supporting the project classification|
|Visibility||Hint: At the moment projects are only visible to their members. Later, coscine will offer the possibility to make projects visible publicly.|
|GrantID||Unique identification id of the project|
In addition to adding metainformation to your project you can also enable or disable various project features.
Please note that some of these features are experimental and could have bugs. We appreciate all feedback and suggested improvements. Contact us via email@example.com.
|Discussion Board||A simple forum for project participants to hold discussions|
|Announcement Board||Allows for the publication of announcements on the project page|
|Documents||The 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.|
After filling in all of the required fields you can press the “Submit” button and get redirected to the homepage of your newly created project.
You can edit the projects configuration at any time.
Editing the projects configuration
When inside of a project select the option “Edit project” via the QuickStart-Menu.
You will be redirected to the familiar project configuration from when you created your project and are able to edit your settings here.