Tag Article | Biosafety Clearing-House

Who are the National Authorized Users (NAUs)?

 23 Nov 2021 02:43

In some instances, National Focal Points for the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH-NFPs) may wish to delegate some or all  the responsibilities for submitting information in the BCH to National Authorized Users (NAUs) .

NAUs can create and manage draft records in designated categories of national information (depending on their assigned role). However, all new records created by NAUs, as well as any modifications that they make to existing records, are subject to validation prior to publication either by the BCH-NFP, in the case of National Records, or by the Secretariat, in the case of Reference Records.

The User Management page, accessible through the Submit page, allows BCH-NFPs to add, edit or delete roles of NAUs for all records or for specific types of records.


To add or update an NAU:

  1. Sign in to the Submit page.
  2. Click on the User Management tab.
  3. To add a new NAU: click on the Add Authorized User button and then follow the online instructions.
  4. To edit an NAU role: click on the ‘list’ icon. Then follow the online instructions. TIP: Use the free text box on the right top corner to find an NAU by typing a word of your choice, or the e-mail of the person you are searching for.
  5. To delete an NAU: click on the ‘trash bin’ icon.

Note that once a role is added or modified, an automatic e-mail message is sent to the NAU with the notification of the new role(s) and a link to updating the profile or resetting the password.