These situations are most likely to come about during one of the following scenarios:
- The retirement of project (usually three months after project end)
- A PI tidying up a project requesting the removal of user(s) no longer working on the project
- A user wishing his/her own account to be removed
- A failure by a user to respond to the annual request to verify their email address held in the SAFE
For each user account involved, assuming the relevant consent is given the next step can be summarised as one of the following actions
- Removal of ARCHER2 account and deletion of all data from the account
- The re-owning of the ARCHER2 account within an ARCHER2 project (typically to PI)
- In addition, the corresponding SAFE account may be retired under scenario 4
It will be possible to have the account re-activated up until the point we erase your personal data (as outlined above), after this time it will be necessary to re-apply.
A user’s right to use ARCHER2 is granted by a project. Our policy is to treat the account and associated data as the property of the PI as the owner of the project and its resources. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that any data they store on ARCHER2 or the RDF is handled appropriately and to copy off anything that they wish to keep to an appropriate location.
A project manager can revoke your access accounts within their project at any time; locking, removing or re-owning the account as appropriate.
You may give up access to an account and return it to the control of the project at any time.
When a project is due to end, the PI will receive notification of the closure of the project and its accounts 3 months before the accounts are closed and cleaned.
The above procedure deals primarily with ARCHER2 accounts. If a user also has data on the RDF then:
- if the ARCHER2 account is deleted, the user’s RDF data is left intact and the user still has access to the RDF via the DTN nodes, administered via the SAFE and still remain part of the original ARCHER2 project
- if the ARCHER2 account is re-owned then so is the RDF account and all its data
- 2020-05-05 Updated Policy
- 2020-03-13 Copied from ARCHER and Updated for ARCHER2