What is an organic (or private) group?

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An organic group is a group of registered users that have special permissions on certain parts of the site. Organic groups are created by a site administrator upon request, you should contact us if you want an organic group set up for you.

Organic groups can be public or private:

Public groups are listed on the groups overview page. Content in a public group is visible to anybody and any registered user can apply to join.

Private groups contain confidential content that is only accessible within the group. Only members of a private group are able to view, upload and edit (in case of authorized users) private group content. Note that it is also possible to attach files that will only be visible to group members (e.g. reports, confidential papers, etc.).