Project registration reviewers are responsible for reviewing all registrations created by their organization. They will have typically have a management role in the translation department of an organization, and personal knowledge of what translation work is being done.
Internal Project Registration Review
Newly registered projects have an internal review period of 4 weeks to check and, if necessary, amend any new project registrations. It is important that the registration information be accurate because, after the internal project registration review, project registrations are reported to all Paratext member organizations (details in the next section).
It is critical that the Language, Country, and Status fields be correct for all project registrations.
It is also critical that the Project Visibility value be set correctly:
- Standard – a project working toward a publishable result and may be reported externally.
- Confidential – a project working toward a publishable result but which must not be reported external to the organization due to the sensitive nature of the work.
- Test or Training – not working toward a publishable project and should not be reported externally.
With reference to project visibility, all projects which are set to “Standard” project visibility in the Registry will have their project progress reported via the public facing progress.bible.org. This system is under development by SIL, but not yet deployed. The Paratext Registry will be a major source of information for this system.
External Project Registration Review
After the internal registration review period, projects with Standard visibility will be reported within the Registry to the registration reviewers of all organizations that have been approved to use Paratext. These reviewers will only have access to the information on the Basic tab of the project. This notification is intended to allow the following actions:
- If another organization is working on a project in a area or language of interest to you, you may contact them to explore areas of mutual work on the project.
- If you believe that the project will not fulfill its obligation to abide by the FOBAI translation principles you can send an email to the Paratext Board of Governors (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your concerns and requesting an investigation.
- If you believe that this new project competes with an existing project your organization is working on you may request that the Board of Governors investigate this and deny the new project access to Publishing Assistant.
The Board of Governors of the Paratext Alliance has decided not to register organizations/projects that:
- Can be associated with infringement of copyright and plagiarism, not honoring licensing agreements, etc.
- Are engaged in socially irresponsible behavior, including obscenity, defamation, incitement, etc.
- Are engaged in activities deemed as damaging to the Church in general and the Bible Translation movement in particular
In cases of doubt, the final decision rests with the Board of Governors.