Redmine is a project-collaboration system. It was originally conceived as a software-development tool but RCN CE3SAR has adopted it as a way of tracking progress for a variety of projects, from Web site development to inter-institutional research. The assumption is that, because RCN CE3SAR members are spread across a broad swath of South Texas and perhaps beyond, there ought to be a central clearinghouse for sharing information of all kinds — from documents and data to insights and inspiration via comments posted to wikis and discussion boards.
Use of the platform itself is experimental, and perhaps it will be modified over the years of RCN CE3SAR’s initial funding through 2016 by developers at participating institutions, which is the fundamental advantage of it being open-source and Internet-based.
The link below takes users to a Redmine home page located on servers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. We recommend the user-friendly guide in the left column of the home page for a concise introduction to Redmine. It takes some getting used to, but it is well worth doing.