Expert Account registration forms

Introduction for experts

Welcome. Please read this statement of CSEN’s aims, terms and operations.

The CSEN database contains details of a wide range of consultants, expert witnesses and researchers with a high level of knowledge or professional experience relevant to specific aspects of consumer safety issues. In the absence of any single professional body for consumer safety practitioners the site aims to help experts professionally network and to act as a niche directory for potential clients wanting to engage their professional services.

The details currently held may have been obtained from published UK directories or advertisements, business websites or through personal communication.

Currently there is no fee for registration or access and no commission charge for referrals. A free service to experts and potential clients will be maintained as long as administration costs remain low. To keep costs low, experts whose details are already entered in the database are encouraged to register with the site so that (following identity verification) they can update their own entries on-line as far as possible. Experts can upload a portfolio of experience specifically relevant to consumer safety in more detail than in a general CV (eg lists of publications, clients, expert witness cases, standards committee memberships or former employment positions that indicate expertise in particular aspects of consumer safety issues). This information can then be searched by clients looking to engage experts.

Alternatively, listed experts may submit requests for specific amendments to the administrator. This should include any request to delete their entry (eg because the expert has retired or taken full-time employment that prevents undertaking independent work).

It is intended that the database will only register and retain details of experts who are willing and able to offer a professional opinion, report, advice or training independently to multiple clients (usually for a fee). The following categories of expert will not be included (except in special circumstances):

  • Employees or full-time contractors of consumer product or service suppliers.
  • Employees of enforcement authorities, government departments or public sector agencies.
  • Businesses or experts accredited to perform tests according to published standards (eg UKASS-registered) unless they additionally offer consultancy or independent opinions on safety based on professional experience.
  • Lawyers
  • Experts based outside Europe or not able to offer services in the UK

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