We are interested in adding the guestbook functionality available for open files into the restricted data access workflow.
We recognise that we will need to make our our fork of the code in order to do this.
Basically we would like, upon finding a restricted access dataset of interest, that the process would be as follows:
- The user logs in
- The user requests access to a file or dataset using the "Request Access" button
- The user is then prompted to complete a Guestbook which specifies the details of their request
- Upon completion of the guestbook, the user "submits" and the notification of the access request is then sent to the data owner/contact
- The data owner would then approve or deny the request
By my understanding, this is basically the same of the existing process for restricted access data, except that step 3 (completion of the Guestbook) is added.
Ideally we would also like to make the contents of the guestbook available to the data owner so that they can use the guestbook information in assessing the request and whether to grant access.
We are looking for advice on:
a) Where we should be looking in the code base to adapt/extend the existing restricted access workflow
b) Suggestions on how to call the guestbook function as part of the proposed process above
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Australian Data Archive