From the launch of your research project to paying your Participants their incentives, your research project status will change, or you can change the status depending on whether you're actively Recruiting or Pausing the project to catch up or conduct interviews.
You can see the statuses on your main project page:
Draft - The grey draft status indicates that your project has not yet been launched, and is not collecting new responses yet. All aspects of the project will be editable still.
Recruiting - The green recruiting status means that the project is collecting responses. The project will recruit from the time you publish until you've reached 2 times your target number of qualified participants (or you manually pause the project).
Paused - When a project is paused, it is no longer recruiting participants.
Manually Pausing a Project - Projects can be paused manually by clicking the pause button to the far right of the project name.
Recruited - Once a project has been published for over a month (either recruiting or paused), the status will automatically switch to the blue Recruited status. Projects in Recruited status are not collecting new participants.
Closed - Once you've finished your project and paid out your participants you can close the project on the payments page, by clicking "Finish Project".
In order to close your project, you have to have all scheduled participants marked as either No-Show, Canceled, or Attended, and all Attended Participants must be paid.
Once a project is closed, you can't message participants, or change any participant's status. But we would L❤️VE your feedback about your experience using the platform!