Set up a Centralized Account


As the Lab Administrator of your SoftMouse.NET Account, you can configure your SoftMouse.NET user account so that data is centrally housed and all users contribute to a central/common database of animals.

This setup is typically used in labs:

  • that are either just starting off with their mouse colony or
  • where there is a central animal tech who does all of the colony maintenance work for all lab members or
  • where all lab members share common stocks of mouselines


Here are the steps:

Step 1: Give all users Edit Permission on all data 

  1. Click the Home icon
  2. Open the Permissions Drop down menu and select General and Create Access
  3. Select Edit in the drop-down list
  4. Click on Save at the bottom right of the page

Note: to grant view-only permission to all users select View Only in the drop-down list instead of Edit



Step 2: Create your SoftMouse.NET user accounts

As a lab administrator of your SoftMouse.NET account, you can easily create new users as follows:

  1. Click the Home icon (a) to go to the My users (b) section of the account (grey menu) and then click on New User (c) 



  1. For Pre-selected owner for filters, select Me
  2. For Account type, select Access only
  3. Fill in the form and click Submit--- an email with the new account information will be sent to the email address that you inputted into the New User form 


Step 3: Give Create Permission to all users

Note: Please ignore this step if your users need View Only permission to the data

  1. Go back to the Permissions drop down menuand select General and Create Access
  2. Under Step 2, select Me in the first drop-down list
  3. Select Yes for all users in the first drop-down list
  4. Keep the second drop-down list as No (so all data stay centralized)
  5. Click on Apply to All
  6. Click on Save at the bottom right of the page


If you create more users later on, remember to grant them the Create Permission to these new users after creating them. They'll already have default editing permissions to the central account.

TIP: Once the account is centralized, under My Preferences, each user can select his preferred Page After Login to skip the homepage and get straight to the data! 

If you have any further questions, please contact us with your inquiry.