Research talk:Committee/Areas of interest/Non-public data permissions

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Issues to discuss[edit]

  • Who should manage/review such requests?
  • Is the creation of a single researcher group combining all these privileges a good solution?
  • Should a process be implemented by which researchers can apply on a temporary basis to a subset of special privileges?

Is the creation of a single researcher group combining all these privileges a good solution?[edit]

I think it would be better to have a bit more fine-grained users groups than just a generic one for all researchers. Don't think project-specific would be good either, though that would have the advantage of being more transparent. But there would be other ways to achieve transparency, e.g. by dedicated project-specific user names (if that does not disturb the research). So I would expect some rough categorization of research projects based on the essential needs, and thus a small number of dedicated user groups. -- Daniel Mietchen 03:37, 8 March 2011 (UTC)