PetaLibrary Ownership and Contacts¶
Every PetaLibrary allocation must have one owner. The owner is permitted to make any changes to the allocation, including file permissions, allocation size, and destruction of data. The owner is responsible for furnishing payment for PetaLibrary expenses.
The owner may opt to replace themselves by designating a new owner, when appropriate. In the event a former PetaLibrary owner is not available to designate a new owner, the owner of the speedtype that was last used to pay for a PetaLibrary allocation may designate a new owner.
An optional technical contact and billing contact may also be defined. These contacts are treated as delegates of the allocation owner for normal or regular operation.
PetaLibrary billing contacts¶
A PetaLibrary allocation may have one or more billing contacts. A billing contact may speak on behalf of the owner of an allocation, making any change that an owner would, except designating a new owner.
If RC has a billing question about an allocation, and billing contacts are present, we will send email to the billing contact(s) and cc: the allocation owner. If no billing contacts are specified, we will email the allocation owner.
PetaLibrary technical contacts¶
A PetaLibrary allocation may have one or more technical contacts. Technical contacts are largely identical to billing contacts, in that they may speak on behalf of the owner of an allocation, short of designating a new owner.
RC will email technical contacts, if present, of an allocation regarding technical issues, and cc: the owner. In the absense of technical contacts, RC will email the allocation owner.
In most cases, PetaLibrary allocation owners are principal investigators for one or more grants. If the allocation is being funded with a fund 30 speedtype (begins with 13), it is strongly recommended that the allocation owner be listed on the grant. The Campus Controller’s Office may check that fund 30 speedtype charges can be associated with names on grants associated with a fund 30 speedtype.
Billing and technical contacts can both make decisions on behalf of allocation owners, so the only reason we track them separately is so that RC has a better chance of contacting the correct people for billing or technical issues.