Guru's verification engine allows you to ensure your team feels confident to leverage the content on Cards. When saving a Card, you will be asked to select the verifier and verification timeline.


You must be an Author or Collection Owner to verify Cards and unverify Cards.

See verification in action here:

Selecting the Verifier for a Card

It's important to choose the subject matter expert or Group of experts who have the best knowledge of the Card's topic as the Card's verifier.

  • The default Verifier is you (the Author)

  • Subject Matter Expert: If you're creating content on the API, the lead back-end engineer could be selected as the Verifier.

  • Group of Experts: If the engineering leadership managed the API and all Guru engineering Cards, it would be helpful to choose the Engineering Experts Group when asking an engineering question or creating an engineering Card.

A user or Group must have Author or Collection Owner access to the Card in order to be selected as the Verifier. Should a Verifier's access to the Collection be removed, the Verifier will automatically default to the remaining Collection Owner Group.

💡 Tip

Creating a Card but not sure who should be the Verifier? Using our AI Expert feature, Guru will offer suggestions based on other Verifiers in the Collection assigned for similar Cards.

Selecting the Verification Interval for a Card

The verification Interval determines how frequently a Verifier is asked to update a Card. This timeline can vary greatly based on the type of content in the Card and how often it needs to be updated, but it's important to ensure that the timeline you select reflects your team's internal processes.

  • The default Verification interval is 90 days (3 months).

  • Project Cadence: if you update your roadmap every three months, the roadmap Card's verification interval should be every three months. Choosing this interval guarantees that when you update your roadmap, Guru will remind you to update the Card to reflect the freshest content.

  • Evergreen Content: If you're creating a Card with content that doesn't ever change, set the max timeline, every year, that way you will only need to verify it on an annual basis.

  • Specific Date: If you know an exact date that the knowledge in a Card will become outdated – the end of a month, quarter, or fiscal year, for example – select an expiration date for this Card to become untrusted.

💡 Tip

We recommend that teams average a trust score of at least 80%. Selecting an appropriate Verifier and verification interval is essential to maintaining a high trust score, and thus ensuring that your team trusts the content in Guru and does not fall back on old habits, such as shoulder-tapping.

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