When starting a new project, especially one involving multiple contributors, you want to make sure to quickly get everyone on the same page. Then you want to keep them in step as the project moves forward. To best do that, you should create some sort of a hub, a one-stop place for everything related to the project. This will become the Team Dashboard. To ensure that dashboard is always fresh and useful, you’ll want to keep communication open and content dynamically updated and shared. To support the effort and get your dashboard up and running, you need good cloud-based tools, but with so many siloed choices out there, it's often best to look for complementary tools, rather than hoping just one can get it all done. I propose you pair a strong visual collaboration tool like Infolio, with a leading communication app, e.g. Slack and follow six easy steps.
1/ Create a Visual Dashboard. Look for a great tool out there that allows to create safe cloud-based team workspaces. Try out Infolio, which emphasizes a visual workspace, this will be easiest for organization and navigation. Infolio allows you to organize all information related to a specific project or research theme on visual boards, which are easy to set up, and allow inviting team to collaborate in them.