What is a ScienceBase community?
A community is a designated project space in ScienceBase. It appears in ScienceBase as a folder, and can contain any number of child items: individual records, folders, and links to ScienceBase items outside the community. A community can be private or visible to the public. Editing permissions are limited to users associated with the community.
Create a Community
To create a ScienceBase community, please e-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Community managers can edit information about their community by selecting the “Manage” drop-down menu (on the far right side of the grey title bar) and then selecting “Edit."
For information about managing view and edit permissions for ScienceBase items, please visit this page. Community managers can give permissions to any user that has a myUSGS account. When a user logs in to ScienceBase or another myUSGS tool for the first time with their active directory credentials, an account will automatically be created. Users outside the Department of Interior can request a myUSGS account if they are collaborating with a USGS project and have a USGS sponsor. Here are instructions on how to create a myUSGS account.
Community managers can create saved searches to allow rapid access to a select group of records within a community. Learn more about designating saved searches.