Platform documentation

Early version for review

During 2018, Ausvet have been contracted to conduct important research into the risk factors affecting SRS and Caligus using the Research Platform. Over and above our contractual obligations, Ausvet is pleased to provide a limited version of the User Interface as a demonstration of the basic functionality of the system in order to provide benefit to those companies who are participating in the Platform and to assist the industry to develop a longer-term vision for the Research Platform

Participating companies will be able to give feedback on the interface and the limited functionality it offers.  Ausvet welcomes ideas about new and useful analyses, additional functionality and comments about who should have access to the system and how the Platform can be managed into the future in order to ensure maximum benefit to the industry.  Ausvet will be hoping for detailed feedback from all registered users during the testing and evaluation period

Who has access?

During the testing and evaluation period, the System Administrators will allow 2 registered users per participating company. These will likely be the Key Contact Persons nominated by the company to liaise with the managers of the Research Platform and one other person from Fish Health or Production departments for example.

Registered users will be able to view different types of health related reports, including

  • reports and analyses which show their own company’s data at all levels of detail,
  • reports and analyses using the data from all the participating companies (but nothing which can identify individual companies)
  • reports from the SIFA database (but nothing which can identify individual companies)
  • other reports from other sources as they are integrated.

New user registration

For security reasons, new users can only be created by a System Administrator with the formal authorisation from a participating company. The current administrators are: or

When a new user is created, that person will be assigned a User Group and User Permissions which will control the reports that they are allowed to view, and the access they have to different system features.

In order for a company to register a new user, the system administrator will need authorisation from the company’s Key Contact person as well as the following detail.

  • First name/s
  • Family name
  • Company name
  • Mobile phone number
  • Work email address

Each new user will be given a password, which can be changed after the first log-in (see below). 

All users registered as Company Staff have identical access to the system –  full access to their company’s full data set and viewing access to industry-level reports which do not display any individual company data.  

Log in to the Research Platform

Each new user will be given a password, which can be changed after the first log-in (see below).

To access the Research Platform, log in from front page of the system web site (URL above), using your email address and password.


The dashboard provides a quick overview of key areas of interest. 

At the moment there are only a few of these “widgets”.  Later, it will be possible to design and save additional graphs. 

To modify the dashboard widgets that are displayed, you can:

  • Delete a widget by clicking on the  sign on the top right
  • Add or change widgets by clicking on the  on the top left. 

  • If you click on the    in the right hand corner, you will be able to see the print/download menu.

User settings

Users can update their profile and other settings on the User Profile page from the main menu. The options available are:

  • Review your user profile
  • Select your preferred language
  • Add or update a profile picture
  • Change your password
  • Change your report subscriptions

Change password

To change your password, click on the link, type your old password, then enter your new password twice. Click OK to save.

Upload profile picture

To add or change your profile picture, click on the link, then select an image from your local system and Click OK. 

Change preferred language

Pick English or Spanish from the User Language drop down box. You can also change language using the link on the top right of the screen. 

Subscribe to reports

If automated email or other report subscriptions have been created, you can subscribe to your preferred reports. This means that the report will be automatically sent to you on a regular basis. 

To subscribe to a report, select the desired report from the list, indicate the delivery method (for example, email), and the delivery frequency (for example, daily, weekly, monthly) and click OK. 

You can use the same menu to cancel or modify an existing report subscription. 

Using the Reports library

The reports library contains all reports from previous research and analysis that have been saved on the system. 

Reports can be accessed from the Reports menu on the main secure page after logging in to the research platform. 

There are two other ways to find reports:

Favourite reports 

When viewing a report, you can click on the star in the top right corner to mark it as one of your favourite reports. It will then appear in the main menu under Favourite Reports, for quick access. 

Search reports

At the top of the menu, there is a search box. You can search for reports based on the name or key words and a list of matching reports will be displayed.