Managing Groups

As a PI or a Lab Admin in a LabGroup, you can remove members, invite new members, and change members’ role within the group. You can also create a profile for the group, which all users can see, and rename the group at any time. You do all of this in your group management page.

You can access the management page for your group in several ways: Click on the link to the group in your profile, browse to the group in the Directory, click My LabGroups in the scrolling menu if you are already in My RSpace, or simply click your My RSpace tab – as a PI, your default My RSpace entry page is your group and not your profile. If you have more than one LabGroup, you may need to use the ‘Change Group button to find the group you want if accessing via My RSpace. Once you have chosen your group, you will see a page similar to this:

manageGroup

Bear in mind, the group management page you see is essentially the same as the group’s entry in the Groups section of the directory, but with everything editable: other users will see the content without the editing mechanisms. This page allows you to manage the membership and roles of your group, but is also your window to present it to the RSpace world.

Your group can be exclusively under your control, or you can take a hands-off overseeing view and create Lab Admins to manage the day-to-day administrative tasks. The following table summarizes the various group-related actions, and the roles needed to perform them when managing groups:

Function / Role

User

Lab Admin

PI

Add and remove users from their group

Y

Y

Alter roles of people within their group

Y

Y

Organise content that is shared within the group

Y

Y

View content created by group members

Y

Create collaboration groups with other PIs

Y

View and search the audit trail for work performed by group members

Y

Export and archive the group’s work

Y


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