Benchling has two levels you can use to group people together: Organizations and Teams. We recommend that you create one Organization for the whole company and create Teams by group and function. 

Create an Organization

You can create an Organization by clicking Join Organization in the User menu at the bottom of the Navigation Bar.

Type in the name of your company. Click “Create one now!” to set up the Organization. You will want to invite everyone in the company to the Organization you created.

Click Next: Share Projects to go to the next step. If you have existing Projects you want to share across your whole company, you can select them and set permissions for the whole organization. Click Share and Complete Setup to complete this step. 

Set permissions

Go to the Members tab to configure permissions. There are two permission types at the Organization level:

  • Members: Members can view who other Members in the Organization are. If a Project is shared with the Organization with read access, the Member can read the Project. If a Project is shared with the Organization with write access, the Member can read and edit the Project.
  • Admin: Admins can invite other people to join the Organization. If a Project is shared with the Organization, Admin automatically has an admin access.

We recommend only to assign Admin permissions to group heads and members of IT.

Create Teams

Go to the User menu again. You should be able to see the Organization you created. Click on the Organization and go to the Teams tab. Click Create Teams.

We recommend that you create teams based on groups or functions. After clicking Create Team, you can go to the Members tab to add members to the team.

Permissions

Permissions at the Team level work the same way as at the Organization level. We recommend that you give team leads and program managers the Admin role and give other members the Member role.

What's next

Congratulations on setting up your organization's structure on Benchling! Check out

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