SCROLL Accounts


Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Creating accounts
  3. Account User administration
  4. Project User administration


This section describes how to create and administer access to SCROLL accounts and projects.

SCROLL users have to be registered on a SCROLL account with an email address and login password.

Users may be registered on more than one account and each account may have one or more users.

Users can be given different levels of access which control the actions they can take in each account and project. These levels are described in the Account User Administration section below. When survey projects are created then users in that account will inherit the access they have at account level.

New users can also be added directly to survey projects created in an account. Access can be changed at project level so that users can have different levels of access to projects within the same account. See Project User Administration.

Creating accounts

Creating the first account

Contact Software for Data Analysis if you wish to create a SCROLL account.

Software for Data Analysis 40 Borough High Street London SE1 1XW Form: Send us a message Email:

The actions described in the following sections cannot be performed in SCROLL personal accounts and can only be done by users who have Account Administrator access.

When the first account is set up a nominated user (or users) will be given the appropriate access to manage that account and create new accounts.

Creating an extra account

The Accounts screen is the first screen seen after logging in for users who can have more than one account.

Use to create a new account.

Enter the following information about the account:

  • Account identifier: a short identifier for the account, such as "companyname" or "company_dept". It must start with a letter and only contain letters, digits or the "_" character (no spaces). Amongst other things, this will be used as the first part of the web address for your published surveys. It must be unique for every account on SCROLL.
  • Account title: is a longer description of the account.

Select the Account type from the drop down menu:

  • Personal
  • Express
  • Professional
  • Unlimited
  • For Schools

Select create which will take you back to the accounts page where the new account will now be displayed.

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Account User administration

The users registered on an account are listed in a table at the bottom of the Survey projects screen.

The following actions are available.

  • Add a new user by using
  • Remove a user by using
  • Edit the user permissions by using to display the Edit user screen. Permission options listed below.

Adding a new user

When is used SCROLL displays the Add user screen.

SCROLL provides options to Select an existing SCROLL user from a drop down list or invite a new user

Details to be entered for a new user:

  • Full name
  • Email address: to be used as the user name when logging into SCROLL

After all the details have been entered use to save the user information.

An email will be sent to the new user inviting them to use a link to activate the SCROLL login and set the password. Once they have done this they will be able to login and work in the account.

If the activation period expires before the user has registered then the activation email can be resent using the Re-send activation email link for the new user.

Setting permissions

SCROLL has been designed to allow great flexibility in controlling the features that each user can see and access. Features can be made available according to the role a user plays in the survey process using the access options described below.

Account permissions

Grant or deny high-level "account" permissions. These are actions that are outside any individual project:

Account administrator - full rights Contract manager - view and make payments User administrator - create/edit/delete users Project administrator - create and delete projects Panel administrator - manage global panel database(s) Project user only (cannot create projects or manage users)

Project permissions

Control the default permissions the user will have within each project in this account.

All rights Developer - edit the survey Tester - view and test the survey, but not edit Fieldwork manager - publish the survey, manage the distribution list and send emails Fieldwork monitor - view the survey activity Data manager - analyse and download the survey results Data analyst - analyse the results, but not download User manager - add/remove users to this project

Project User administration

When a project is opened the list of Project users is displayed at the bottom of the main project page. When a project is first created then this list will be imported from the list of account users. Project specific access rights for existing users can be modified here and new users can be added.

The following actions are available:

  • Add a new user by using .
  • Remove a user by using . (Only available for users of this project and no others).
  • Edit the user permissions by using to display the Edit user screen.

These options can be used in the same way as the Account level options as described above in the Adding a new user section, except that only Project Permissions will be displayed.

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