Research Toolkits: How to create a “project”

Research Toolkits ( organizes resources by “project.” A project is, generally speaking, a definable research activity. It may be a graduate student rotation project, it might be a series of experiments in a lab, it may be a brief test of some software.

Regular-rank faculty have allocations of CPU, RAM, and storage that they can use on any number of projects. Faculty can also create a project and pool allocations, so that more CPU, RAM, and storage are available for an intensive effort.

Here’s how to create a project:

  • Log in to Research Toolkits (
  • You will see a list of current projects you are involved with. If someone has added you to a project, the name of the project will be on your list.
  • Click on the “Create a New Project” button near the upper right hand corner of the browser window. A window will be displayed.
  • Provide a meaningful name for the project in the box after “Project Name”
  • Provide a brief description of the project in the box labelled “Project Description”
  • Read the terms of use, and if you agree to the terms, click the box in front of “Click here if you agree.”
  • Click on the “Create Project” button.
  • The project name will now appear on your list of projects.
  • You can now add people to serve as members of the project. You will be the only member and the “admin” of the project at its creation.

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