Project and Research Management

Project management is the use of tools, organizational approaches, etc. to complete a project. Tools and strategies can support teams in the cultivation of necessary skills by creating a shared workspace where all teams members can easily access  project documentation, due dates, and timelines, etc.

Project management software (like those listed below) can also encourage teams to scaffold projects, breaking down project goals into smaller delegated tasks across a shared timeline.

Project Management Tools:


Sample project board

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a whiteboard, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team.

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Image of the Tasks & Issues template

Notion is an application that provides components such as notes, databases, kanban boards, wikis, calendars and reminders. Users can connect these components to create their own systems for knowledge management, note-taking, data management, project management, among others. Notion personal is free, the personal premium is free when you sign up with a school email. Find out more here.

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Research Management


Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research. It collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.

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