Users have various rights depending on whether they have registered or not. Unregistered users can navigate the infrastructure with some permissions. Advanced permissions associated with the creation, management and processing of resources are given only to registered users according to the policy of the infrastructure.

Registered vs Non registered

The central inventory presents the published LRTs from all repositories and can be accessed with or without registration. As concerns the consumption of resources, there is only one extra permission the registered user has which is to use the tools and services, as shown in the table below.


Click on each of the inventory uses to find out more!

Types of registered users

Once you have registered, you must sign in if you wish to be directed to your repository. This will enable you to engage in the the lifecycle of a resource by assuming one of the following roles.

  1. Curator: the curator is responsible for creating resources and uploading their content files, as well as managing (editing, updating, etc.) them and finally submitting them for publication.


By signing in, you automatically obtain the curator status in your repository.

  1. Validator: the validator is assigned resources by the supervisor in order to check whether the metadata described (and the content files uploaded) are consistent - if not, the resource returns to the curator to be edited again according to the validator’s comments.


See here how a user becomes validator.

  1. Supervisor: the supervisor has the final word before a resource is made public and is also the only one able to unpublish it, if necessary.


See here how a user becomes supervisor.

Each one controls a number of resources on which actions can be performed via the dashboard and the resource view page.


Unregistered users can only download resources provided under open licences (e.g. Creative Commons) while registered users can download all downloadable resources.