What is a SeaDataNet role?

Each user connected to SeaDataNet infrastructure (i.e which received a specific login/password) has a role which is by default ‘Public’ and which can be changed by the SeaDataNet node managing the user directory of his/her country to the available roles:

1

Administrator

A user who is able to bypass any access control created by SeaDataNet but with no bypass rights for local access controls.

2

Public

Any authenticated individual with sufficient credentials to satisfy SeaDataNet access logging requirements.

3

Academic

A user who accesses data on the SeaDataNet network for purposes of education or bona fide non-profit academic research.

4

Commercial

A user who accesses data on the SeaDataNet network with the objective of making a financial profit from its use.

5

National and local government

A user who accesses data on the SeaDataNet network for administrative or legislative purposes within the boundaries of a nation.

6

Pan-national government

A user who accesses data on the SeaDataNet network for international administrative or legislative purposes. Generally, but not exclusively, the European Union in the SeaDataNet context

7

Partner

A person employed by an organisation participating in SeaDataNet. This gives the right to access, create and (with ownership rights) maintain project documents and metadatabase entries.

8

Cruise Summary Report contributor

An individual outside SeaDataNet granted rights to create and (with ownership rights) maintain records in the SeaDataNet Cruise Summary Report repository.

 One user may have several roles.

The combination of the user role and access label on one CDI determines ‘Access OK’, ‘Access to be discussed‘ or ‘Access denied’ to the data.