Who should use this feature?
The archiving applications feature has been introduced to allow elegant management of applications for programs that cannot use seasons or where seasons are not applicable. Some examples:
- Chapters with overlapping rounds leading to the program being active all year round with no opportunity to start a fresh season
- Application and reviewing rounds open perpetually without a clean end
- For some grant programs, seasons may not be relevant at all
The archiving feature provides a way to 'tidy up' the view at Manage applications or to prevent applicants from editing previously submitted applications.
Archiving applications is different from deleting applications. Archived applications can still be viewed and edited by program managers. They can even be sent through to reviewing rounds (aka assessment) if required.
How to archive applications
To archive applications, go to Applications > Manage applications, select one or more applications from the list using the checkboxes on the left, then, within the Action dropdown, click the Archive button at the top.
Viewing archived applications
The drop-down at the top of the Manage applications and My applications views allows you to toggle between Current, Archived, and Deleted views.
You can view archived applications by selecting Archived in the drop-down to the right of the season selector at the top of the page.
If you want to unarchive applications, you can select one or more applications and click the Unarchive button housed in the Action dropdown button on the 'Archived' list view.
Reviewing archived applications
If you would like to include archived applications in a reviewing round, there's an option in the panel to include archived applications.
Go to Reviewing > Panels, create a new panel or edit an existing one and select the option next to Include archived applications.
When creating manual assignments, archived applications are excluded from search results. You will need to use Panels to create reviewing assignments for archived applications.