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User Groups

Term Purpose
Public User No login is necessary.
Restricted access to the site, and minimal permissions.
Allowed access to SSDBquery and SSDBlegacy.
Can discover all files and view metadata for all files.
Can not view or download data files.
Basic User The user level immediately granted upon signup.
Restricted access to the site, and minimal permissions.
Allowed access to SSDBquery and SSDBlegacy.
Can discover all files and view metadata for all files.
Can view and download all non-proprietary data.
Reviewer Basic User privileges, plus allowed access to all files, including proprietary data, for assigned proposals. Access allowed for specific time period, while reviewer is on panel, or proposal under review, as approved by the IODP Science Support Office.
Allowed access to SSDBquery and SSDBlegacy.
Can discover all files and view metadata for all files.
Can view and download all non-proprietary data in unassigned proposals.
Proponent Basic User privileges, plus allowed access to all files, including proprietary data, for assigned proposals.
Can upload original data, or copy existing data files into assigned proposals.
Allowed access to SSDBquery and SSDBlegacy.
Can discover all files and view metadata for all files.
Can view and download all non-proprietary data in unassigned proposals.
SSDB Staff Administration. Read and copy any file in staging area or digital library. Perform QC on contributed data objects. Perform QC on metadata and modify as needed. Write new versions of data files or change filenames, only as technically necessary, with concurrence of proponent. Load metadata and data objects into digital library.
Admin Allowed to edit any users group, grant access to proposals, and remove/ban users from site.


Last Update: September 02, 2016