Security Groups

This documentation references PopMedNet 2021.1 +

PopMedNet User's Guide

Based on version 2021.1 +

Security Groups

Security groups determine the rights that individual users have when using the PopMedNet software. Security groups are a combination of a role (e.g. investigator) and the network entity that the user has the permission to act upon or within (e.g. project, DataMart). For example, a user belonging to the security group of Demonstration Project Investigators would have permission to act as an investigator within the Demonstration Project.


Roles are highly customizable and new roles may be defined and developed. 

Networks administered by the PopMedNet Team use a set of standard roles as defined in HPHCI Network Administration Practices.

The PopMedNet Team act as Network Administrators for the following PopMedNet networks:

For information on the network administration practices of another network, please contact the PopMedNet Network Administrator for that network.

Network Entities

Below are the network entities that users may be a member of.

  • Project: a collection of Organizations, DataMarts, and activities that represent a research project or sub-network. Projects belong to a single Group. Organizations and DataMarts may belong to multiple Projects.
  • Organization: an organization (e.g. data partner, coordinating center) participating in the network. Organizations may contain sub-organizations. Organizations may be part of multiple Groups and Projects and may contain zero, one, or more DataMarts.

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