How to grant a permission
When you give another user permission to reference your dataset, they can write queries which analyse your data in anonymised aggregate form. Typically (but not necessarily), they will connect it with their own datasets, generating statistics that draw from the combination of your data and theirs.
Even when you give another user permission to reference your dataset, they cannot see your raw data. They can reference it only in statistical queries, which return aggregated results that cannot be traced back to individuals.
Giving another user permission to reference your dataset
To allow another user to reference your dataset, you need to use Dataset Manager to set up a permission.
Before you can set up a permission for a dataset, you must already have created that dataset. For more details of this process, see publishing a dataset.
You can set up a permission for a dataset even if you haven't yet imported or published any data. The other user will not be able to reference your data until you have published it.
To give another user permission to reference a dataset:
- Log on to Dataset Manager, if you haven't already.
- Switch to the Datasets tab.
- Identify the dataset or datasets you want to give permission for. Refer to the Public Name if you aren't sure.
- To give permission for a single dataset, drop down the Action button and select New Permission from the menu which appears.
- Alternatively, to give permission for more than one dataset at a time, turn on the checkboxes next to each dataset and select the New Permission button.
You are now asked for the email address of the person you want to give permission to.
If they are already registered for InfoSum Platform, it's worth asking them which email address they used, so that the permission you're creating can be associated with their existing account. If you use the wrong email address, you'll need to delete the permission and create another one.
There are range of different permission settings you can select from, as shown in the screenshot below. Namely, how much of the dataset then can query and what type of datasets they can reference together.
Once you click Add, you can see your new permission by switching to the Outgoing Permissions tab.
Outgoing permissions are ones that you have given to other people; incoming permissions are ones that they have given to you. For more detail on this, see permissions overview.
The status icon tells you that the other user still needs to accept your permission. We'll see how they do that below.
If you gave the other user permission to access more than one dataset, you'll see that those datasets are listed separately on the Outgoing Permissions tab. From now on, these are treated as separate permissions, which you will manage individually.