How do I manage members of my lab?

How do I define projected costs for my lab?

Lab Managers and PIs may define how much money a lab member is allowed to charge. These are called projected costs. Projected costs can be further defined in two ways:

  • Auto-approval Threshold: Total dollar amount over which a manager must approve service center requests.
  • Cost overage buffer:  How much a lab or lab member may charge over and above the original auto-approved quote without PI or Lab Manager approval. If the cost of the service exceeds this buffer, you will receive and email notification.

Step 1: Access your lab

Hover your mouse on My Labs on your home page and select a lab. (Figure 1)

Figure 1: Access your lab by clicking the my labs link on the left navigation.

Step 2: Enter a dollar amount for each field

Figure 2: Enter projected costs. The Auto-approval threshold is a whole dollar amount over which a manager must approve requests. The Cost coverage buffer is the amount a lab or lab member may charge over and above the original auto-approved quote without approval. 

Step 3: Save changes

Click save settings to save the updated information.

How do I define access levels for my lab?

What is an access level?

An access level is defined by a user's role, and defines the privileges they have within the lab.

Step 1: Access your institution and lab

From your homepage, access your institution, then the appropriate lab.  These steps are shown in Figure 1.

Step 2: Access lab member information

To change lab access levels for individual lab members, first click the pencil icon next to the lab member to expand the member data as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: To edit member information. click on the pencil icon to expand member details.

Step 3: Adjust membership role

Figure 4: Complete the fields to update member information.

Now, adjust the membership to Principal Investigator, Lab Manager or Member in the dropdown, as shown in Figure 3. 

Step 4: Save

Click save.


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