tDAR provides two different ways to restrict access to files you upload to tDAR:
- Mark the file as containing confidential information:
- When you mark a file as containing confidential information, the file itself will never be accessible to the public.
- The file's metadata remains visible, but the file itself is not visible and cannot be downloaded (unless you give access rights to a specific tDAR user).
- Mark the file as an embargoed resource:
- When you mark a file as embargoed, you are restricting access to the file for 5 years.
- The file's metadata will be visible during that period, but the file itself is not visible and cannot be downloaded.
- After the embargo period has ended, the file will become accessible to the public.
To permit other registered tDAR users to download confidential/embargoed files, you must enter their names into the "Access Rights" fields at the bottom of the metadata entry page. You can grant ONLY registered tDAR users the access rights to download these files.
For further information on marking a resource as confidential or placing an embargo, see Managing Security and Access.