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What do the different member roles mean?
What do the different member roles mean?
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Written by Kevin Conard
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The level of access that each CultureTrax lab member has to the lab site can be managed by assigning different 'roles'. There are four different options for CultureTrax member roles: User, Contributor, Administrator, and PI/Director. The role of a lab member can be managed in the 'Manage My Lab Group' section of My Dashboard. The permissions allowed for each role are described below.

User - can access all of the lab's shared documents, materials, and protocol templates. However, they cannot create shared items. They can only create and edit ‘personal' (unshared) items. You may want to consider assigning the User role to new lab members while they are learning CultureTrax.

You can upgrade a lab member role at any time and they will then be able to share any personal documents, materials or protocol templates they have created within CultureTrax.

Contributor - can edit and create documents, materials and protocol templates that are shared with your entire lab. They cannot manage members of your lab account.

Administrator - can edit and create documents, materials and protocol templates that are shared with your entire lab. They can also add, edit, or deactivate other lab members.

PI/Director - The PI/Director can edit each member’s account to allow that member to share ‘Personal’ or ‘Lab’ protocol templates with CultureTrax users in different labs. The PI/Director persona can also view the culture tracks of all users in the lab, regardless of whether or not they have been shared.

Primary contact indicates the lab member who has been designated as the primary contact person for CultureTrax staff. When a Primary Contact leaves the lab, they should designate a different user to manage the lab account by selecting the 'Primary Contact' box in the user's Member Properties. A lab account can only have one Primary Contact.

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