Box - Project Folders
What is this article about? If you plan on sharing files with a research group, department or team of people over time, you can request a Project Directory to use for collaboration. A Project Directory is a UW-Madison enterprise Box account that is not owned by an individual user. Instead, requesting a Project Directory results in the creation of a special collaboration folder that will be used to manage group files and folders. Project Directories usually have more than one co-owner associated with them to insure continuity of access in the event that one of the co-owners leave the University. Once the folder is available the co-owners may then share folder access with other Box users as desired. Choose UW Madison's Box project folders when you have several project collaborators that change across the project's lifespan. These specific project folders allow two co-owners the ability to delegate permissions and share content. This minimizes the issues with changes in folder ownership. The main advantage to using a project directory is that files and folders contained within the project directory folder will not be subject to deletion in connection with NetID deactivations.