Getting started

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If you have not installed, please see the installation page. Otherwise read this one blah blah blah.

Creating an admin account


Click the "Register link" yadayadayada

Giving yourself permissions


Select the admin user using the tickbox on the left of the page, then click the "Open" button at the top right. This will open the permissions window. You should select the following options:

  • Account manager
  • Data importer
  • Resource manager

Then click the "Save" button at the bottom of the window. This will update your permissions - now refresh your browser.

Creating users for staff

Obtaining an XML file of staff details

To import staff into Cura, you will need the staff members' details in an xml file.

If you have SIMS

If you use the SIMS database, then you can download this report format: SIMS staff report.

You will need to import this report into SIMS, then run it. Once you have run the report, you will need to give it a name and format. Choose any name you like, followed by


So if you wanted to call your report "MyReport", you would name the report "MyReport.staff.xml". You will also need to choose a format - select XML.


If you do not have SIMS

  • ID
  • Email address
  • Title
  • Forename
  • Surname
  • Photo

Importing the staff details file

Setting permissions


System settings