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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is ORC International Expert Advisory Services?

ORC International Expert Advisory Services is the name of the expert network from ORC International, Inc. It enables highly qualified experts to provide technical consulting services for leading companies and institutions. ORC International Expert Advisory Services also provides opportunities for expert witness consulting. Because of ORC International Expert Advisory Services’ prominent position in popular search engines such as Google, clients can easily find our expert's biographies on orcexperts.com.

2. What makes ORC International Expert Advisory Services different from other expert websites?

ORC International Expert Advisory Services is a specialized site focusing on providing experts in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, technology, business process, and regulation. While other expert sites focus on the quantity of experts, ORC International Expert Advisory Services focuses on quality. Our experts have all been vetted and have impressive credentials and extensive experience in their respective areas of expertise. Our expert network has been used by over half of the Fortune 500 companies since 1984 to solve critical business issues. Also, ORC International Expert Advisory Services experts are increasingly in demand for litigation support, such as expert witness services. Accepted experts are part of a distinguished world-class network.

3. Who qualifies as an ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert?

The ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert network is made up four broad categories of experts. The first category consists of highly distinguished professors, scientists, physicians, and researchers from academic institutions, national labs, and research facilities in North America and Europe. The second category includes top retired professionals from a wide variety of technical and business disciplines. They bring many years of practical experience. Third, there are experts currently practicing medicine or currently employed in industry with an authorization from their employer, if necessary, to participate in the expert network. The last category consists of independent and experienced consultants in a wide variety of technical, scientific, medical, and business disciplines.

4. Does it cost anything to register as an ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert?

No. There are no costs involved to register. To become an ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert, applicants must invest time and effort in filling out the application forms, must agree to the terms and conditions of ORC International Expert Advisory Services’ expert agreement, and must be approved as an ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert. The time spent filling out the application forms will vary, but the most successful experts have invested extra time in order to have a biography which includes extra terminology relevant to their field. This terminology helps us connect experts to potential clients while establishing a high degree of trust from the outset.

5. What kinds of questions do people ask the experts?

ORC International Expert Advisory Services users are typically business and technical professionals, lawyers, and insurance professional who need to consult with subject matter experts about a particular technology, process or product before making important decisions. Here are some examples of questions that experts typically get:

6. How do customers contact and engage experts?

An ORC International Expert Advisory Services Expert Network Specialist will facilitate the connection between the client and the expert based on project inquiries received. ORC International Expert Advisory Services handles all administrative work behind the transaction.

ORC International Expert Advisory Services’s process is to work with the expert to define a scope of work proposal for the client. The expert establishes rates deemed applicable for the work and ORC International Expert Advisory Services then incorporates its margin. Upon successfully selling the project, ORC International Expert Advisory Services handles the invoicing and accounting paperwork.

7. How does ORC International Expert Advisory Services generate qualified requests?

ORC International Expert Advisory Services’ goal is to be the premier expert network on the Internet. ORC International Expert Advisory Services has made a significant commitment to generate qualified project requests. ORC International Expert Advisory Services generates requests from three primary sources: a dedicated sales force, targeted internet marketing, mail campaigns, press releases, media coverage and advertisements, and direct requests from ORC clients. Since ORC International Expert Advisory Services is provided by ORC International, Inc., ORC International Expert Advisory Services also has research contracts in place with hundreds of companies who frequently use the ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert network. The ORC International Expert Advisory Services expert network is also an integral part of the services that ORC promotes and sells to an increasing number of corporations throughout North America and Europe. See ORC International's home page at www.orcinternational.com to learn more about the full range of services that ORC provides.

8. How do ORC International Expert Advisory Services experts make money?

Experts receive revenue from consulting services. See the table below.

Product/Service Expert Commission
Project-based Consulting As per the rates for a given project agreed upon between ORC International Expert Advisory Services (ORC International, Inc.) and the expert.
Quick Consulting In addition to project-based consulting opportunities, Expert may also receive optional Quick Consulting opportunities for a fixed fee (per expert accepted Event)

9. How do experts get paid?

Experts use ORC International Expert Advisory Services’ online payment system to submit payment requests.