Adding & Tagging New Sources

Adding new Sources

A source can be added to WikiRate as a URL, file upload or report. All metric values on WikiRate must be traced back to a source, these can be company reports, news articles, websites and so on.

This video demonstrates how to add a URL source to WikiRate (please note, the site has been updated - to get to the “Add Source” button, go to Browse > Sources).

WikiRate enables users to add sources in three different formats:

It is important to assess the credibility of a source, researchers should consider who produced it and whether they have a good or bad track record of reliable, unbiased reporting. Leave comments in the discussion box on the source details tab to make a case for whether a source is credible or not.

WikiRate has a voting system to help assess the credibility of sources, users can up-vote sources that are useful and down-vote sources that are not or do not appear to be credible, votes help make the best sources feature more on the platform.

Tagging Sources

Any number of sources could be associated to one company, so WikiRate uses tagging to create order. With tagging, sources can be linked to one or more companies, and linked to relevant metrics through Report Type. To avoid confusion see quick tips below:

  • If you are researching GRI metrics, or other sustainability metrics, add the “Corporate Social Responsibility Report” tag under Report Type (see example here).