To ensure the greatest level of flexibility, collaborators are only assigned to experiments. Once a user is assigned to at least one experiment, the project and study in which this experiment is listed will automatically become accessible in the Experiment Browser. However, it is possible to automatically add collaborators to an experiment whenever an experiment is created in a specific project by changing the project collaboration setting. There are three project collaboration settings from which to choose:
- Set collaborators on study or experiment – Select this option if collaborators should not be added to experiments unless specified in the study or experiment.
- Set users to collaborate within the project – Select this option to specify users from the lab who will automatically be assigned as collaborators for experiments added to this project
- Collaborate with all project group members – Select this option to automatically add all members in a project group as a collaborator to experiments added in this project (only active if the project is part of a project group)
When the collaboration setting is set to the first option, collaborators are added as defined on the project. If no collaborators are defined on the project level, there will be no collaborators added to the experiment. When selecting the second option, you can select collaborators in the pop-up dropdown menu. Click the Plus icon to add the collaborator. Note: the project creator will always be added as a collaborator.
The selected users will also be added as collaborators to existing experiments in the project, unless the corresponding option is unchecked. Note that when collaborators are set on the project and the study level, the project collaborator setting is overruled.