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Freeze Entities


Each level of the openBIS hierarchy (Space, Project, Experiment/Collection, Object, Dataset) can be frozen, so it can be no longer edited and/or deleted.

At every level, everything contained underneath is selected by default to be frozen. E.g. if I choose to freeze a Space, everything contained in the Space is automatically selected to be frozen. Single entities can be manually unselected.

A Space admin role is necessary to freeze entities in a given Space.

IMPORTANT: the freezing is IRREVERSIBLE!

This operation cannot be undone from any UI, not even by an instance admin. Please freeze entities only when you are absolutely sure that they should not be further modified!


How to freeze an entity


Each level of the openBIS hierarchy has a lock icon in the menu toolbar, as shown below.

Click on the icon and a list of entities contained or connected to the one selected will be presented to you, as shown below.

Provide your login password and save.


Rules for freezing

  1. Freeze Space only
  Allowed Not allowed
Create new Project   x
Create new Experiment/Collection x  
Create new Object   x
Create new Dataset in existing Experiment/Collection x  
Create new Dataset in existing Object x  
Edit existing Project x  
Edit existing Experiment/Collection x  
Edit existing Object x  
Edit existing Dataset x  
Delete Space   x
Delete Project   x
Delete Experiment/Collection x  
Delete Object x  
Delete Dataset x  
Move Experiment/Collection x  
Move Object x  
Copy Object   x


2. Freeze Project only

 AllowedNot allowed
Create new Experiment/Collection x
Create new Object x
Create new Dataset in existing Experiment/Collection

x

 
Create new Dataset in existing Objectx 
Edit Project x
Edit existing Experiment/Collectionx 
Edit existing Objectx 
Edit existing Datasetx 
Delete Project x
Delete Experiment/Collection x
Delete Object x
Delete Dataset x
Move Experiment/Collection x
Move Object x
Copy Object x


3. Freeze Experiment/Collection only

 AllowedNot allowed
Create new Object x
Create new Dataset in existing Experiment/Collection x
Create new Dataset in existing Object x
Edit existing Experiment/Collection x
Edit existing Objectx 
Edit existing Datasetx 
Delete Experiment/Collection x
Delete Object x
Delete Dataset x
Move Experiment/Collection x
Move Object x
Copy Object x


4. Freeze Object only

 AllowedNot allowed
Create new Dataset in existing Object x
Edit existing Object x
Edit existing Dataset in Objectx 
Delete Object x
Delete Dataset x
Move Object x
Copy Objectx (only if the Experiment is not frozen) 


5. Freeze Dataset only

 AllowedNot allowed
Edit existing Dataset x
Delete Dataset x
Move Dataset x