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Start a data project

In data.world, projects are where all querying, analysis and discussion of data takes place. Data in different datasets can be used for many different projects, but each project contains all and only the data that is relevant for that project. The information in a project can come from datasets, files attached directly to the project, insights written by the project's team members about the data and the project, and discussions about the project.

The idea behind a project is that all work and communication about that project done by any member of the project team is stored in the project, always accessible by all team members, and always the most up-to-date information.

To create a project, click on the + New icon in the top right of your menu bar and select New project.

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On the Create a new project window you are prompted to select the owner of the project, the project name, and who can see the project. By default, if you are in an organization (also called a team), your organization is set as the owner of the project. You can choose another organization from the dropdown if you are in more than one or you can switch to personal account if you wish to be the owner as well as the creator of the project. Permission options to the project are either no one, the other members of your team (if the team is set to be the owner), or public to the data.world community:

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Once your project has been created you are prompted to add an objective for it and given the opportunity to drag and drop files to the project or connect to a data source:

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To link existing datasets to your project select Add data and you'll be taken to the Add data from anywhere dialog:

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After you have selected Link a data.world dataset you can search for the dataset you want to add using the search bar. or you can scroll through your datasets, your bookmarked datasets, and community results:

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More information about adding data to your project can be found in the article Connect data to your project.