Related to Sharing and Collaboration, it may be necessary at some point to change the Owner of a resource. Currently, any resource can only have one Owner, and being an Owner confers special privileges, such as the ability to delete the resource.
Look for the Change Owner button in the extra actions menu within the Collaborators pane of a resource to change the Owner, which can be a Group or individual user.
Ownership can also be changed in bulk.This is a common strategy when leaving a research group and needing to transfer ownership of all assets to someone else. In this case our recommendation is to transfer ownership to a Group with one or more responsible colleagues as members. That way access can easily be passed on again as necessary by adding people to the Group. Follow these instructions to bulk transfer:
- Make sure your account has formed a connection with the receiver account.
- In your account, go to the Datasets list page, filter to those Owned By You, and open the menu in the top right to reveal the option to Bulk Change Owner.
- Do the same thing from the Workflows list page to also transfer the Workflows you own. Remember these are separately managed from Datasets.
Note: consider using Bulk Add Tags for Datasets before transferring ownership in order to tag a piece of useful information such as you being the original owner.
If your account email is registered as the billing contact, remember to email firstname.lastname@example.org to transfer this responsibility to the new account!
If a user leaves before bulk transferring, OMIQ staff can initiate the transfer with admin powers.