Project Administrators (PA) are now treated like participants for projects they are not given editing rights to.
What exactly does that mean?
Previously, PAs were only able to access projects they were assigned to by the Site Administrator. The downside to this was they were not able to contribute to projects as participants unless they created a second account with a different email. Needless to say this was tedious and often prevented PAs from participating in other consultations.
What are the use cases?
We see the main use case in protected projects, e.g. internal consultations with staff only. If you are a Site Administrator, you can now give a PA, who might be editing one or two other projects, access to a protected project as a participant.
There is also a use case where you might want to give consultants or other externals access to one project only, but still keep them as regular participants for all other projects.
In addition, PAs are now also included in your newsletter mailing lists.
Where do I find this?
You will see that your participant database is now somewhat bigger as it contains all your PAs. They are clearly marked as you can see below.
If you are unsure about what 'protected projects' are and how you set up groups using the filtering, we recommend you read through this help article.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us, as always, via firstname.lastname@example.org.