When you use the Platform to import a dataset, you become its owner.

At first, datasets which you own are only visible to you. To allow another user to reference one of your datasets in a query, 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. Each permission allows a single other user to query a single dataset. If you want a user to be able to reference more than one dataset you own, you will need to create permission for each one.

InfoSum Platform refers to two types of permission: sent and received. You'll find these two different types of permission on two separate tabs in InfoSum Platform.

  • When someone gives you permission to reference a dataset they own, that is a permission you have received. Information is "coming in" to your organisation.
  • When you give someone else permission to reference a dataset you own, that is a permission you have sent. Information is "going out" of your organisation (though only in aggregate and anonymised form).

Of course, this means that a received permission in your Platform is a sent permission in your collaborator's Platform - and vice versa.

When you create a permission, you define how the recipient can use your dataset. You will be presented with a series of decisions with many different permutations. For insight and activation datasets, these decisions are slightly different. Please see the permissions overview  and example permissions articles for more information.

The maximum number of active permissions you can have is based on your InfoSum plan. This is because not all InfoSum Platform features come as standard - please contact for details.