Research Toolkits: How to create a “project”


Research Toolkits (https://rtoolkits.web.duke.edu/) 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 (https://rtoolkits.web.duke.edu/)
  • 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.

For help and more information, contact research_toolkits@duke.edu.