In a multi-user environment, security tools and user restrictions are indispensable to keep the database clean and manageable and avoid abusive changes. BioNumerics contains a comprehensive set of user and security tools, including the creation of User Groups defining specific privileges and Users with logins and passwords.
The database is object-oriented, which means that each database component is defined as an object (entries, experiment types, individual experiments, comparisons, attachments, subsets etc.). Every single object can be granted or denied a number of specific privileges per user group (e.g. Create, Modify, Delete, etc.). Objects can be locked and unlocked and have ownership and sharing information.