Manual Assignments are assignments made by an administrator selectively. They can be applied to individual reviewers or assigned to teams, a predetermined group of reviewers. This article covers the ins and outs of manual assignments including how they are applied.
Manual reviewer assignments are selective assignments distributed to reviewers and/or review teams without the use of automatic assignments, assignment rules or automations. Manual Assignments can only be applied by site administrators with access to a program's Manage Reviews portal. Manual Assignments are preferred when the assignment distribution process can't follow a predetermined set of rules to distribute them automatically.
Manual Assignments can be distributed one of two ways: by assigning selected reviewers and/or teams to applications, or by assigning select applications to reviewers and/or teams. Both methods are described later in this article.
There are 2 ways to distribute manual assignments:
To distribute applications by selecting reviewers and teams first:
To distribute applications by selecting Applications first: