Please note that given the dynamic nature of Project Catalyst, the following guidelines may change to address emerging issues as the actual Fund progresses. Always check back for the latest version available on this GitBook.
The Community Review stage is an essential opportunity for the Cardano community to offer their opinions and feedback, as community reviewers, to proposers about their innovation funding proposals submitted to Project Catalyst. This feedback can help proposers improve their proposals in future Catalyst funding rounds.
As a Community Reviewer (previously referred to as Proposal Assessor), you play an important role in the Catalyst funding process by providing your opinion as input to voters who may use your feedback about a proposal to help decide whether to vote for the proposal. You also offer feedback to proposers, scoring each proposal you review on how well it has responded to the criteria and providing your reasons for giving those scores.
Community Reviewers participating in the Community Review stage are Cardano community members from all walks of life and regions worldwide. Community reviewers could be pretty new to the Cardano ecosystem or veterans who have been involved with Cardano and Catalyst for a long time.
For voters, community reviewer feedback should be considered as opinions about each proposal's general project idea and content. It should not treat the Community Reviewers' feedback as opinions necessarily formed by experts. There are, of course, experts participating in Catalyst; however, there is no clear way to distinguish one person from another as Community Reviewers' identities are generally anonymous.