inter~expert inter~expert Member Requirements

The inter~expert specialist is to impartially evaluate and assess its positions, matters of fact, procedures, developments, opinions or conceptions which fall within the scope of its professional jurisdiction, according to its content, and to professionally account for any judgement resulting from this. The specialist is in every respect independent from the contracting body and all further participating or interested parties hereto and is subject to no restrictions whatsoever during the implementation of its tasks. It is unrestricted in its selection of potential members of staff.

Contrary to the inter~expert code of honour are:

  • The acceptance of benefits that are able to or supposed to influence the results of expert reports and opinions,
  • Open or concealed unprofessional settlements which aim to prevent or restrict open competition,
  • Behaviour which damages the reputation and prestige of the experts in public or in commerce.

The specialist declines a task or informs the employer if:

  • there is reason for fear of bias due to family or other personal relations,
  • it had previously been involved in the same matter,
  • its own interests are affected in any way.

The specialist does not assume any task which is directly or indirectly destined to inflict a third party loss, causes fear that loss of life or property of others would be caused or could put public safety at risk. With this in mind, assessment of damage for which third parties are responsible, if any, remains unaffected.

The specialist informs the client if he is not able to administer the accepted task within the stipulated time frame. It then transfers the task to a responsible staff member or another expert, in consultation with the client. If the reasons for the time delay are not related to the matter itself, the specialist can hand back the task if desired.

As long as the contracting party is informed, the specialist can consult branches of further authorities for questions of detail. Their level of responsibility is proportionately restricted.

As the creator, the specialist has copyright for its work; this must only be used for the agreed purpose unless consent is otherwise given, particularly with regard to being wholly or partly shortened or otherwise edited, published, reproduced or put into circulation.