What are Project Observers, and how do I add them to my Project?

What is a Project Observer?

The Project Observer user role provides assigned users with full read-only permissions to all aspects of a specific Project Draft or a Published Project, including access to view the given Project's configuration, completed submissions & scores (after the Project has closed), and Project-level reporting (such as access to view/download a Project's Document Takers list). Project Observers do not have permissions to edit the project or its configuration.


How do I add a Project Observer to my Project?

This role can be added to a Project through the People section on the left-hand navigation menu. From the People section, you can click on the Observer tab. On the right-hand corner of the Observer tab there is a Manage button that will allow you to add/edit Observers:


From the modal that opens, you can add a new Project Observer by Selecting a User or entering an email address then clicking Add Observer:


A Project Observer will have full viewing access to a Project Draft or a Published Project, including all the scores and vendor submission documents. Project Observers can also download Submission documents. Below are the views from the Projects Dashboard page and the Project Details page that a Project Observer will see: 



For more information about Bonfire's User Roles, please read User Roles in Bonfire.

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