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.
WikiRate enables users to add sources in three different formats:
URL - a source with a web address can simply be added by pasting the URL in the box, e.g. BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. UN Global Compact Membership
File - upload the file and make a note of where you obtained the file in the description, e.g. Apple Supplier Responsibility 2014 Progress Report
Report - when a URL or file source is not available to support a metric value, add the metric value with a report source and explain the source was not available e.g. Siemens AG - Conflict minerals report not filed with SEC
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.