Dataset Visibility

A dataset within FAIR Data Services currently has two levels of visibility:

  • Visible to me (aka Private): the dataset is private to the user that created the dataset.
  • Visible to all users (aka Internal): the dataset is viewable to all users within the FAIR service.

By default, and unless specified, each method of discovering data (e.g. search) returns all datasets that are internal (i.e. visible to all) and the private datasets of the user discovering data. For example, the dataset panel listing all datasets has a toggle to view datasets with each status.

The following toggle options are available:

View all datasets (both internal and private datasets)

View my datasets (i.e. view all private datasets)

View all other datasets (i.e. view all internal datasets)

Changing the Visibility of a Dataset

The visibility of a dataset can be applied at creation time (see the ‘Creating a Dataset’ article) or modified after the datasets has been created. With appropriate permissions and with the dataset entry open, the visibility can be changed by selecting the appropriate visibility at the top right of the dataset panel.

A confirmation message will appear signifying the change has been successful.

Updated on October 15, 2020

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