Terms & Conditions for participating

This site is public, so anyone can see your work and comment on it, and potentially steal it. If you would like to contribute, hurrah! Email me with a statement that you accept the terms and conditions described herein, and I will provide you with the details for participating.

Email: smallscienceworksATgmailDOTcom.

  1. Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way first. No porn, no garbage, no solicitation of products or services or anything like that. No rudeness (excepting strong language in the passion of the moment after your 40th PCR fails), no bullying, no country music. In other words, blog posts and comments should remain on-topic, and polite. Comments that include vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks or unsupported accusations are prohibited. I also reserve the right to clear backlogs as they accumulate, to maintain room for newer posts as I have limited space on this site, so of course you should always back up your work.
  2. If you would like to contribute, email me and tell me about yourself, what kinds of projects you are thinking of putting up, what school you work at, and a link/reference where I can verify this.
  3. Be advised that whatever data goes up here is public. You should make sure your employer and supervisor are OK with this. I shall assume that you have received the appropriate permissions; if you have not, and your supervisor goes ballistic, that is not my responsibility, but yours!
  4. Sort of related to the last point: this site is public and therefore not anonymous. Anything you say or present herein will stick with you like poop to a blanket forever. Remember that.
  5. This is not a professional networking site. People who post here, especially students, cannot use this site in lieu of a reference from me or any other professional involved. However, a student who wishes to refer to their work posted here when applying for a job, or acceptance to an academic or professional program, are welcome to do so, but that can cut both ways. If you think the work you have posted might reflect badly on you, in retrospect, then you can ask me to remove it in case a future potential employer sees it, but naturally I cannot guarantee that your stuff will be completely erased. This is the internet, after all.
  6. Copyright issues. Any work on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You can use what you find here, repost it with attribution to the author, “remix” it for your own purposes, but may not use it with the intent of making money from it.

EDUCATORS: Please feel free to use anything you find here that is useful to your mission educating people about science.

CITATIONS: whenever citing findings from published primary or review literature, do NOT post the paper itself, but use the PubMed ID (PMID) number. Sticking that number into Google should take you directly to the paper (or to PubMed). You can then download it, if you have institutional or personal access.

  1. I do not know what kind of harm might come to you for participating in this venture in any way (carpal tunnel? Eye strain? Accidental death by electrocution? Fury from your boss etc) but whatever it is, I am not responsible for it!

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