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 study by changing the study collaboration setting. There are three study collaboration settings from which to choose:

  • Set as defined in the project – Select this option if the collaboration setting on the project should define which collaborators should be assigned to each experiment in the study
  • Select users to collaborate within a new experiment – Select this option to specify users from the lab who will automatically be assigned as collaborators for experiments added to this study
  • Collaborate with all project group members – Select this option to automatically assign all members in a project group as a collaborator for experiments added to this study (only active if the study is part of a project that is in 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 the second option is chosen, you can select collaborators in the pop-up dropdown menu. Click on the Plus icon to add the collaborator. In this way, multiple group members can be added to the study as collaborators.

The selected users will also be added as collaborators to existing experiments in the project, unless the corresponding option is unchecked. Note: when collaborator settings are active on both the project and the study level, the study collaborator setting takes precedent.