Welcome to the Odum Institute’s Dataverse
Network tutorial video on managing permissions.
To manage permissions first you will need to log
in and enter your dataverse, for this example I
will use the Odum Archive Dataverse.
On your dataverse home page click on the
options gear in the upper right hand corner then
click on the permissions tab.
From this screen, you can manage your
dataverse level permissions.
Here you can choose the access level
contributors have to your dataverse.
So here, you see the different contribution
from where only contributors can create and edit
their own studies to a Wiki dataverse where any
registered user can create and edit studies.
From this screen, you can also set user
To do this you simply input a current user’s
name and choose the permission level from the
drop-down box and then hit the add button.
By adding a group name here, you can give
groups access to your dataverse.
However, in order to create groups, you do need
to be a network administrator.
So if you want to restrict all files within your
dataverse you would choose yes from the drop-
and then you would hit save at the bottom of the
page after you have updated your dataverse and
user permission settings.
However, you can also set permissions at the
study or file level.
To do this you will want to click on the studies
tab and then enter a study.
Then click on permissions in the upper right
Once inside a study, you can manage
permissions at the study or file level.
At the top of the page you can manage the
study level permissions.
So if you want to restrict the whole study
including the cataloging information and the files
Or you can make the study public and only
restrict certain files which I will go through in a
You can also give users or groups access to a
whole study by inputting their names here.
Or you can pick out certain files that you wish to
give users or groups access to by inputting their
You can also check this box if you would like
someone to send you an email to request
access to restricted files.
To restrict individual files you check the
choose the file permission from the drop-down
box, and hit update.
So here, you see the permission setting has
changed to restricted.
After making these changes make sure to hit
the save button.
So this tutorial showed how you manage
permissions within your dataverse
including how to set permissions at the
dataverse, study, or file level.
Thanks for watching!