Obsidian for RnD team - creating a collective brain!


I’ve tested the Obsidian for a few weeks now, as my PKM system, and I realized its great potential straight away!

I work in an RnD team (high-tech, not software). I see a great need to preserve our collective knowledge. The knowledge is mostly scattered between people, drives, files, reports, etc. I think Obsidian would be great to organize all of this because it transcends the limitation of organizing things in folders. However, I have some concerns:

  1. I would like to have an administrator that would control which plugins are used and that settings are set the same way for each user. Is this something that is possible to do right now? (For example, I’m afraid that some might start changing names of notes without having the ‘update links’ option on and create a mess) Can we have a shared ‘settings file’ curated by an admin? Can we have different levels of clearance?
  2. We would like to use version tracking that I think comes with the Sync option. However, we want to keep all the files local so the Intelectual Property does not leak outside the company. Is this possible? (We would use our shared drive for the vault)
  3. Also I think that it would be great to have a workshop for the team so they don’t get overwhelmed with Obsidian. Does Obsidian Team provide such a service?
  4. Does the Obsidian Team have any case studies for setting up such a shared knowledge system? (that would be useful for pitching it to my boss :wink: )
  5. We would like to have a read-only version of the knowledge system that would allow us to share knowledge with other teams but not have them mess with our stuff. :> Is it possible (with publish I think?) Also does publish support the graph view??

If there are topics on the forum about the things I’ve asked let me know :wink: I only found this one, but it had no answers.

Best regards,