What is the Experts Board?
The Experts Board on Wikirating is a group of worldwide finance experts from academic and business backgrounds. Their mission is to review and assess the credit rating methods applied by the Wikirating community and used on the Wikirating platform. Each member of the Board has agreed to put his expertise at the disposal of the Wikirating project and provide their experience in assessing suggested rating methods.
 Why the Experts Board?
In the collaborative and crowdsourcing environment of the financial business, where everyone can participate, it is necessary to setup strong peer review processes, as well as a point system for the contributors.
 What are the tasks of the board members?
- Once suggestions are made by any Wikirating user (for instance, the introduction of a new rating model, or of an additional rating factor to an existing rating model), these suggestions are assessed and, if reasonable, submitted by the Wikirating staff for vote on the Wikirating platform
- If the suggestions obtain a majority of votes from the Wikirating users (usually after a period of 1 month permitted for votes to be cast), the suggestions are then submitted to the Experts Board for a peer-review.
 Terms and disclaimer
- All members of the Experts Board agree to freely join the board
- All members of the board agree to be identified, with first name, last name and profession. Anonymous participation is not permitted.
- All members of the board can comment and assess the suggestions made by the community on the Wikirating platform
- The work, analyses and opinions of the board members are based on volunteering contribution; i.e. board members are in no case paid by Wikirating or by a third party
- The work, analyses and opinions of the board members are provided to the Wikirating community under the Creative Commons license conditions
 Who belongs to the Experts Board?
- Physical and identified persons only
- Persons with recognized skills and experience in the fields of credit rating and risk analysis
Wikirating is still seeking for credit ratings experts who are willing to join the board - please apply! You can also recommend or nominate somebody you think could be qualified to join the Experts Board.