Groups are entities that associate users with datasets. If a user wishes to access a certain dataset, he has to belong to a group containing that dataset. Users and datasets can be in multiple groups simultaneously.

When a new user or dataset is created, they are automatically assigned to groups with their corresponding names.

Example of newly added user

Example of newly added user

Special Groups


Users assigned to the admin group, have all permissions. Only admin users can view or interact with other users, groups or datasets.

Anonymous is a group that all unregistered users belong to. They lack permissions for accessing most of the datasets. Inaccessible datasets are shown in grey color.

Example of a dataset accessible to all users

Example of a dataset accessible to all users


Datasets could belong to a group called hidden. This group indicates which datasets should stay hidden (instead of showing them in grey color) in the dropdown menu on the dataset page for users without access permissions.

Example of a hidden dataset

Example of a hidden dataset, visible after user is logged in

In this case, Denovo DB Dataset is an option for the registered user, as opposed to when an anonymous user is opening the menu in the previous example.

Any user

Certain datasets are visible to every registered user. They belong to the any_user group which is automatically assigned to every account and cannot be removed.

Any dataset

any_dataset is a group that contains all of the available datasets. Admins are usually subscribed to this group.

Sorting groups

In the Groups tab on the Management menu, the groups column can be sorted by clicking on the arrows at the end of the Group column title.

Interface for sotring groups

Interface for sotring groups

By clicking on the down arrow, it allows the existing groups to be sorted alphabetically in descending order, while the up arrow sorts them in ascending order.