Silico Organisations are available in two main forms:
- Community organisations, available for free, and able to be created by anyone. Community organisations offer unlimited members (initially capped to prevent abuse, raisable upon request to email@example.com) but no private projects. These enable open collaboration for free.
- Enterprise organisations, available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. These enable collaboration for commercial organisations, and two distinct user types: Architect and Explorer.
Architect encompasses the default account type for individuals, designed for those creating and maintaining Silico projects. Architects have the full modelling powers of Silico to create projects and advanced features for customising the simulations.
Explorer accounts within an organisation are designed for those using projects built by others within their organisation. This could be other analysts using the results of a project, or a business user using the project to answer their questions and plan ahead.
Organisations are created from the Account Settings area, under the Organisations tab. From here you can also see any organisations you are already a member of, your status within, and any outstanding invitations.
'Create New Organisation' will allow you to choose the setting for the new organisation. Organisations have a friendly name and username, just as individual accounts. Creating a Professional organisation will give a limited preview of Enterprise organisation accounts, with a single Architect, Explorer, and 1 private project.
The Members tab of an organisation with 1 member.
You can manage organisations either by selecting the organisation in your Home Area and then clicking settings, or by clicking Settings from the organisation in your individual account settings Organisations list.
This allows you to specify the name and description of the organisation, which will be shown on the public profile for the organisation on the Silico app.
This tab enables you to view and update any subscription information associated with the organisation, if relevant.
This tab enables you to see current member allocations, add/update/remove members, as well as set the default access settings.
Default Access Levels
While each member of the organisation is required to be either an Explorer or Architect, you can also manage these permissions on a per-project level. Any Architect member can be granted either Explorer or Architect access to a given project, while Explorers may only be granted Explorer permissions.
- Full: The user will be granted full access based on their account type, i.e. Architects will have Architect, and Explorers will have Explorer.
- Explorer: All users will have Explorer type of access by default, regardless of their account type.
- None: Users will have no default access to any projects (they won't be able to even list them in their home area) and must be granted access individually in Project Settings.
Collaborators are a specially flagged type of account within an organisation. Collaborators take up a seat, just as normal users do, but are not granted any default access permissions, regardless of the configuration of the Default Access. This enables you to bring in users who may be external to your organisation, and safely grant them access only to the specific projects they need access to, without altering your policies for internal users.
Inviting someone into your organisation needs you to have a seat of the right kind available for them, as well as their Silico username. You must choose their account type as part of the invitation, and can also mark them as having admin capabilities, or as being a Collaborator.