If you are looking for general advice but don't have a full project scope yet don't worry! OnFrontiers can still help you get started and build the project scope on the fly.
1. Request a custom expert from the OnFrontiers Marketplace
Start by sending the OnFrontiers team a general idea of what you are looking for.
Our Research Managers are trained to help you and your team take the next step. They can help talk you through the goals of the project, understand what questions you need to ask, and start brainstorming about the types of experts who might be able to answer those questions in order to get to the next step.
2. Try to share as many references as possible ahead of the scoping call
The research manager will research your references and cross that information with strategies that we use to make experts interested to consult for you. These references can be reports, profile links, company names, or news articles.
3. Don't be afraid to ask questions during the scoping call
Scoping calls are a two-way highway of information. Our team will be looking to absorb as much information as we can to find experts for you, but we are also there to assist you with reaching your goal. This collaboration often results in successful matches and expert calls.
Remember - there's no cost to submit a new expert request or to review profiles. So it never hurts to start with what you have and see the types of experts who might be able to help. You can always tweak and iterate the project as you go, and as you get a better idea of what your needs are.
Once you have submitted the expert request form through our platform, you should expect an OnFrontiers Research Manager to contact you shortly for a scoping call.
The information provided while submitting your request will be used by Research Managers to understand your project ahead of the call. This will help in faster and more successful project scoping overall.
In general, the scoping call takes 10-15 minutes and it is a vital part of our process that defines the success of custom-matched experts.