How can I hide annotations from other annotators in Label Studio?


Is there a method in Label Studio to ensure each annotator works independently on their annotations, unaware of the contributions from their colleagues?


In Label Studio Open Source, task visibility and assignment can be managed using the Data Manager’s tabs feature. By creating individual tabs with filters for each annotator, you can facilitate task distribution, ensuring that every annotator gets specific files to work on. This setup allows them to focus on separate datasets without being privy to each other’s annotations.

Keep in mind, this approach organizes tasks rather than completely isolating annotators. Full task isolation and robust user permissions — including the ability to hide ongoing projects from annotators until they’re fully prepared for annotation tasks — are functionalities within the Label Studio Enterprise Edition. This edition is designed for more comprehensive project and team management and could serve your needs for complete annotation privacy between team members.