Projects page

Creating and exporting projects in CVAT.

Projects page

On this page you can create a new project, create a project from a backup, and also see the created projects.

In the upper left corner there is a search bar, using which you can find the project by project name, assignee etc. In the upper right corner there are sorting, quick filters and filter.


Applying filter disables the quick filter.

The filter works similarly to the filters for annotation, you can create rules from properties, operators and values and group rules into groups. For more details, see the filter section. Learn more about date and time selection.

For clear all filters press Clear filters.

Supported properties for projects list

Properties Supported values Description
Assignee username Assignee is the user who is working on the project, task or job.
(is specified on task page)
Owner username The user who owns the project, task, or job
Last updated last modified date and time (or value range) The date can be entered in the dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm format
or by selecting the date in the window that appears
when you click on the input field
ID number or range of job ID
Name name On the tasks page - name of the task,
on the project page - name of the project

Create a project

At CVAT, you can create a project containing tasks of the same type. All tasks related to the project will inherit a list of labels.

To create a project, go to the projects section by clicking on the Projects item in the top menu. On the projects page, you can see a list of projects, use a search, or create a new project by clicking on the + button and select Create New Project.

Note that the project will be created in the organization that you selected at the time of creation. Read more about organizations.

You can change: the name of the project, the list of labels (which will be used for tasks created as parts of this project) and a skeleton if it’s necessary. In advanced configuration also you can specify: a link to the issue, source and target storages. Learn more about creating a label list, creating the skeleton and attach cloud storage.

To save and open project click on Submit & Open button. Also you can click on Submit & Continue button for creating several projects in sequence

Once created, the project will appear on the projects page. To open a project, just click on it.

Here you can do the following:

  1. Change the project’s title.

  2. Open the Actions menu. Each button is responsible for a specific function in the Actions menu:

    • Export dataset/Import dataset - download/upload annotations or annotations and images in a specific format. More information is available in the export/import datasets section.
    • Backup project - make a backup of the project read more in the backup section.
    • Delete - remove the project and all related tasks.
  3. Change issue tracker or open issue tracker if it is specified.

  4. Change labels and skeleton. You can add new labels or add attributes for the existing labels in the Raw mode or the Constructor mode. You can also change the color for different labels. By clicking Setup skeleton you can create a skeleton for this project.

  5. Assigned to — is used to assign a project to a person. Start typing an assignee’s name and/or choose the right person out of the dropdown list.

  6. Tasks — is a list of all tasks for a particular project, with the ability to search, sort and filter for tasks in the project. Read more about search. Read more about sorting and filter It is possible to choose a subset for tasks in the project. You can use the available options (Train, Test, Validation) or set your own.