Site Guidelines

 

CHPP has adopted a body of guidelines to help us to work toward our goal of creating a successful collaborative space for informed policy dialogue.

While we strive to build consensus, CHPP is not a democracy. The CHPP Country Community Manager has the ultimate responsibility over country related content Key Informants hold responsibility for the content related to technical areas.

Editors are expected to work in good faith, show civility, seek consensus, and work towards the goal of creating a great information resource.

Key policies

You don't need to read any CHPP policies before you contribute. However, the following policies are particularly important to collaborating, and the sooner you understand and use them, the better:

  • Include only verifiable information. The threshold for inclusion in CHPP is verifiability, not truth. "Verifiable" in this context means that readers should be able to check that material added to CHPP has already been published by a reliable source. Content researchers should upload or link to all sources cited or used.
  • The core policy on verifiability includes:
    • Assume the burden of evidence. The burden of evidentce lies with the editor (content researcher) who adds or restores material.
    • Use reliable Sources
  • Avoid bias. Articles should be written from a neutral point of view, representing views fairly, proportionately and without bias.

The core policy on avoiding bias includes:

Jointly, these policies determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in CHPP articles and comments. They should not be interpreted in isolation from one another, and editors should try to familiarize themselves with both key policies.

Other guidelines

  1. Respect other contributors. CHPP contributors come from many different countries and cultures, and have widely different views. Treating others with respect is key to collaborating effectively in building a reliable, transparent and complete information source for effective policy dialogue.
  2. Where possible, use the WHO Style Guide. The WHO Style guide provides a way of writing and editing which can be easily published later.