There are three different types of Role Types you can create in InformationLeader that provide various ways to help with organisation to security, or both.
The General role type is a combination of both the User Group and Permissions role types. This can be used to set permissions for included users and also supports the ability to be used as a recipient for automation behaviours and requests.
The Permissions role type is used to give various permissions to the included users. However, this role type cannot be used to define recipients for notification behaviours for forms, requests or reporting.
The User Group role type allows for users to be grouped together with assigning them extra unnecessary roles. There are no permissions associated with this role type and it is mainly used if users from different departments or areas of the business need to receive the same reports, requests or email notifications etc.