The Cover Page material includes:
- A descriptive title that clearly identifies the content and the context, (i.e., company or industry, period of time) of the report, letting the reader know quickly its relevance to a decision;
- Names of the people responsible for the report’s content, and may also include the sponsoring company name, contact information and description; and the
- Date of the report.
- Disclaimers limit the uses of or responsibility for results. For example, a disclaimer may identify that the results are the sole responsibility of an individual (as opposed to a company). It also may limit use of the results, defining them as confidential, for internal use only, or used only through licensing.
- Disclosures may be required by legal or regulatory groups. Disclosures are caveats—a warning or caution in using the report. These statements may include disclosing relationships among persons or companies with possible vested interests. Disclosures might also include other details, such as rates of return or Annual Percentage Rate are estimates.