Benchling’s Insight application provides a rich analytical tool that can be used to query a group’s important data through the creation of dashboards. Dashboards represent the queried data from the system, and to properly ensure that only designated people can view the data or edit the query, permissions must be set up appropriately for each group.

This help article will define how various permissions can be set up in Benchling to more effectively manage each of the dashboards generated by your organization.

Insight Relationship with Projects:
Upon creation, all dashboards must be tied to a specific project. Users and teams associated with said project are able to view/edit the dashboard’s queries based on their permissions shown below. 

Access to the data is restricted based on projects, so if you do not have access to the project, you won’t be able to see said data. This is the same with the Insight tool. If you don’t have access to said data/project, then you will not be able to query that data.

As such, proper permissions must be able to set up before-hand to ensure that only the appropriate team members are able to query and view the data.

Insight Relationship with Access Policies/Permissions:
None: Users will not be able to see the dashboards associated with the project.

Read: Users can refresh the dashboard by running the query and can set parameter values. Users cannot change displayed axes in the graph settings or view query code.

Write: Users have all of the permissions at the Read level, but they can also edit the query code of the dashboard and save parameter configuration.

Admin: Users have all of the permissions at the Write level, but they can add/remove people from the project settings.

Access Policies:
Insight Access Policies can be modified by your registry admin to further granulate specific permissions for your organization. Use this to restrict who can / can’t set up queries within your organization.

(Refer to this article on how to modify access policies: https://help.benchling.com/en/articles/2609199-configure-access-policies-for-complex-permissions-enterprise)

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