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There are different types of users, roles, and permissions in ColdFront. Users are members of projects and allocations. Users classified as "PI" status are allowed to create and manage projects, request allocations, manage users on their projects/allocations, and complete annual project reviews. Users can be enabled as managers on projects. There are multiple levels of permissions for Center staff, directors/administrators, and system administrators.

Documentation for each different type of user and associated permissions:

Principal Investigator (PI) or Project Owner
Manager Role
Billing Staff
System Administrators