Permission groups


A permission group defines a set of rules for accessing and working with a group of datasets. All datasets managed by an organization either belong to a permission group or are public, meaning that anyone on the internet has unencumbered access to the data.

A permission group is made up of a series of requirements that are assigned to one of three access levels (overview, metadata, data). In order to perform an action on data, a user must have been approved for all requirements up to the appropriate access level for the corresponding dataset.

A permission group can also be assigned restrictions, which will control how data will be used.

Permission group names and usage are not visible on your data portal.

Creating and editing

Permission groups are created and managed within the Permission groups tab of the administrator panel. All permission groups must have a name that is unique within the organization.

Assuming your organization has already created requirements, you can assign these requirements to any access level within the permission group. Users must then be approved the respective requirement before they can gain the corresponding level of access. A requirement can only exist once within a permission group.

You can also assign already created restrictions to this permission group at the bottom of the editor.

1% sample access

You have the option to split the "Data access" section in two, to manage data access to a dataset's sample separately from the full table. This split will only apply to dataset tables in this permission group which have a sample created. If a dataset has tables without a 1% sample, the full version will be available when the user reaches the Data access: 1% sample access level.

Assigning datasets

You can assign datasets to a permission group in bulk on the Datasets tab of your administrator panel or when editing a dataset individually.