for Researchers & Teams

Create Projects on GitLab

SESYNC offers private git hosting through our GitLab server at . When you connect to gitlab using your sesync name and password, you’ll see a dashboard of recent activity on projects that you are part of. If this is your first time connecting, it may be a little quiet.

1. Create a project

There are two types of projects you can create in GitLab, personal and group projects.

To create a project, click the new project either from the dashboard when you login for a personal project, or by clicking new project under a group for a group project. Enter the name, description and wether you want the project private, internal or public. Click create to finish creating your project.

Your project is now created and you can load files into it. Follow the instructions to manually load data, or follow one of our tutorials such as How do I create an R Studio Project from Git

2. Navigating your Project

after your project is created, you can use the links on your project page to browse activity and files in your project as seen below.

3. Sharing your project

Sharing your gitlab project with collaborators requires that collaborators have a SESYNC account. Please contact if your collaborator needs an account.

From the dashboard of your project, click the ‘Settings’ link, then click ‘Members’. You can share your project with new people by clicking the ‘new project member’ button.

In the Choose people you want to share with, start typing the name of your collegues and they should appear. If they do not, they probably haven’t logged in to gitlab yet. Drop them a quick e-mail asking them to login so you can grant access. You can shoose the level of access from the choices below.

Click ‘Add users’ at the bottom when you have finished. The next time your collegue logs in they will see the project in their dashboard.