This track is the 'parent task' for new Labs project requests.
**Before you request a project**
Remember that you do not need a labs project to use [[ https://tools.wmflabs.org | Tool Labs ]] (which has a lot of [[ https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nova_Resource:Tools/Help&redirect=no | capabilities/features ]]). You can request access to toollabs [[ https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:FormEdit/Tools_Access_Request | using a form on wikitech ]]. With toollabs, underlying infrastructure will be taken care of for you, and you can focus on writing your tool / bot / researchy-thing. Only request a labs project if you want root on the VM for a specific purpose (or need testing VMs for MediaWiki changes, etc). Remember that if you have root you have responsibilities too! :)
**Requesting a new project**
To request a new project, [[ https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/task/create/?parent=76375 | create a subtask]], with the following information:
```Project Name: <projectname>
Purpose: <reason for project request>
Wikitech Username of requestor: <username>
Note that `<projectname>` should be alphanumeric with dashes - no spaces or special characters other than - .
**Make sure to remove the #tracking project for the subtask!**