Managing your research team
  • 22 Sep 2021
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Managing your research team

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An organization typically involves a number of people with different levels of access who participate in managing and administering studies. Every organization has an Owner. This role is assigned by Kernel at the time the organization is created. Additionally, Kernel Cloud maintains a list of all people within your organization who are authorized to access one or more components of your Kernel account. In Kernel Cloud, these people are identified as researchers.

In addition to the owner, researchers can be designated either as an administrator or a (basic) researcher. Each role has different privileges:

Chart showing available actions for owners, administrators, and basic researchers.

Image: Lightbulb icon.
Administrator's names appear with an orange Erlenmeyer flask icon next to their name. The Organization owner appears with a yellow flask icon.


To add researchers to your team (owner/admin only):

  • From the Organization Home page in the Researcher Portal, click Settings.
  • In the Settings tab, enter the email of the person you wish to add as a researcher, and click the Add Researcher button.
  • If the person has a Kernel Cloud account, their email address is added to the Researchers List.
  • If the person does not yet have a Kernel Cloud account, an email is sent to their address with instructions to create an account. Once their account is added, they will be automatically added to the Researchers list. Image: Settings tab of Organization page in Researcher Portal.

To remove researchers from the organization (owner/admin only):

  • From the Organization Home page, click Settings.
  • In the Researchers List, click the Trash icon to the right of the Researcher’s name.

         A confirmation dialog opens.

  • Click OK.
NOTE:
The owner account created for an organization (generated by Kernel at the time the first product is purchased) can never be deleted. To change the owner account, contact Kernel Support.

To upgrade a researcher to an administrator (owner only):

  • From the Organization Home page, click Settings.
  • In the Researchers List, click the dimmed flask icon to the left of the researcher's name.

    A confirmation dialog opens.

  • Click OK.

To downgrade an administrator to a (basic) researcher (owner only):

  • From the Organization Home page, click Settings.
  • In the Researchers List, click the orange flask icon to the left of the administrator's name.

         A confirmation dialog opens.

  • Click OK.