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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Planning for Collaborative Research

Tools

  • NOTE: leave project-level documentation in a shared place that everyone in your team can access (the main/home project folder within Google Docs or Dropbox; a team blog; a shared Evernote folder; Github, etc. YOUR HARD DRIVE IS A BAD IDEA!)
  • NOTE: share docs with the other students on the team and give them information

Questions for collaborators

  • What will future collaborators need to know about this project?
  • Where will we keep our documentation?
  • Who is responsible for keeping and maintaining the documentation?
  • What needs to be documented daily?
  • What needs to be documented at project level?

More resources

  • Help maintain consistency between people and years
  • Facilitate understanding for other team members
  • Facilitate more efficient collaboration between team members
  • Assist with hotfixes or quick fixes
  • Speed up the development process