When you use the Platform to import a dataset, we say that you own it. At first, datasets which you own are visible only to you.
To allow another user to reference your dataset, you can use the Platform to create a permission.
A permission does not grant access to your Bunker, and it doesn't allow access to individual records or to your original data.
You always remain in control of permissions for datasets you own. If you give another user permission to reference your dataset, they can't extend that permission to anyone else.
Each permission gives a single user the ability to reference a single dataset. If you want a user to be able to reference more than one dataset you own, create a permission for each one.
Incoming and outgoing permissions
InfoSum Platform refers to two types of permission: incoming and outgoing. You'll find these two different types of permission on two separate tabs in the Platform.
- When someone gives you permission to reference a dataset they own, that is an incoming permission. Information is "coming in" to your organisation.
- When you give someone else permission to reference a dataset you own, that is an outgoing permission. Information is "going out" of your organisation (though only in aggregate and anonymised form).
Of course, this means that an incoming permission in your Platform is an outgoing permission in your collaborator's Platform - and vice versa.
Find out about the different permission levels available for both insight and identity datasets.