Groups are used to facilitate dataset browsing and discovery by collecting related datasets by topic. On the Skeena Salmon Data Centre, the group feature has been used to create Categories and Collections.

Categories are predefined topics selected to align with the objectives and pressure indicators identified in the Skeena Knowledge Trust Information Framework. These eight categories are found on the Skeena Salmon Data Centre and are shown below:

Collections are used to group datasets related by spatial extent or project to create a ‘mini library’ and landing page. Examples of collections include the Lake Kathlyn Collection, ESI SSAF Wetland Collection, and Upper Bulkley Watershed Collection.

A dataset can belong to more than one group based on its content; for instance a water temperature dataset for a site in the Upper Bulkley River Watershed may be added to the Water and Climate Change categories as well as the Upper Bulkley Watershed Collection.

Both Categories and Collections are found under the Groups tab on the Skeena Salmon Data Centre.


Each dataset is associated with a single organization, which in most cases is the data owner or primary project sponsor. Large organizations such as the BC provincial government are broken up into individual departments or ministries.

Dataset user permissions are set at the organization level, with varying levels of permission at the administrator, editor, and member levels, which allows account users to view, edit, and manage their own content on the Skeena Salmon Data Centre. Private datasets are only visible to members of dataset’s parent organization when they are logged into their account and are not accessible to users who are not members of the dataset’s organization.

Organizations are found under the Organizations tab on the Skeena Salmon Data Centre.

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