How To Set Up User Roles in SciNote

SciNote has three layers of user roles. The first layer consists of roles in the Organization, the team is the second layer, and lastly the roles on Project/Experiment/Tasks.

1. Organization

Members can be invited to SciNote with one of two roles:

  • Administrator - check out this article to learn about organization administrator permissions and how to manage organization roles. 
  • User

Head to the end of the article for a table outlining exact roles and associated permissions! 

2. Team

When a user is added to a team, the Team Owner assigns the user a role. On the Team level, there are three user roles:

  • The Owner can manage the team's members and see all its projects. This means the team administrator can easily change the role of the team members or remove them from the team.
  • The User can create, edit, and archive the team's projects, inventory items, protocols, and reports.
  • The Viewer is only allowed to view the inventories, protocols, reports, and projects they are invited to or what is shared with the entire team.

To manage members on the Team level:

  1. Click Settings in the top right corner.
  2. From the drop down, select Teams. 
  3. Select a Team by clicking on its name.
  4. Access the drop-down menu located in the Actions column on the right side that corresponds to the individual for whom you wish to modify the role.How To Set Up User Roles in SciNote
  5. Select the role you would like to assign to that individual.

The roles at the Team level are connected to the roles at the Project card level and the first can limit or allow privileges to the second.

3. Projects, Experiments, and Tasks.

On the Projects, Experiments, and Tasks,  there are four user roles. 

These roles are inherited down to Experiments and Tasks from the Project unless otherwise changed. The following reflect Projects:

  • The Owner has full authority when it comes to managing the people and the data in the projects
  • The User has very similar rights as the Owner, but he/she cannot manage users. Furthermore, the User cannot archive a Project. They can archive an experiment, workflow, task, and result
  • The Technician can follow the protocol and complete its steps. He/She can also leave comments in a protocol step
  • The Viewer can only view the project's content.

To learn how to manage user roles at the Project, Experiment, and Task levels check out this article.

4. Permission Table

For a more detailed overview of SciNote's user roles and permissions, please find your applicable table:

You can also watch a video tutorial on Project members and their roles below.

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