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OpenClinica Forum Guidelines

OpenClinica Community Guidelines

The following OpenClinica Community Guidelines help establish how we comport ourselves on our Community Forums, or otherwise in public or in private whenever the OpenClinica project will be judged by our actions. We expect it to be honored by everyone who represents the project officially or informally, claims affiliation with the project, or participates directly.

Please review the following guidelines that communicate the principal tenets of our vibrant OpenClinica Community:

  • We want an excited, productive and agile community that collaborates, innovates, and celebrates!We invite anybody, from any company, to participate in any aspect of the project.
  • Our Community is open, and any responsibility can be carried by any contributor who demonstrates the required capacity and competence.
  • We expect responsible use of our forums and discourage activities which disrupt our Community and reduce the value of our services to our visitors
  • We encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner

We strive to:

  1. Be nice. We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, be welcoming, and generally be a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be around.
  2. Participate. This is YOUR Community, so be a part of it! Join in on discussions, offer feedback, and offer to help implement that feedback.
  3. Be collaborative. What we produce is a complex whole made of many parts; it is the sum of many innovations. Collaboration reduces redundancy and improves the quality of our work. Internally and externally, we celebrate good collaboration. Wherever possible, we work closely with upstream projects and others in the Community to coordinate our efforts. We prefer to work transparently and involve interested parties as early as possible.
  4. Ask for help when unsure.Nobody is expected to be perfect in this community. Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.
  5. Be respectful and constructive. We're a very diverse group, so we're not going to agree all the time. Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication. Don't get into flame wars, don't make personal attacks, and don't vent or rant. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a potential flame war or negative thread as early as possible.


Advertising - Advertising is considered SPAM. Posts directly or indirectly advertising or promoting products and services outside of OpenClinica products and services will be removed. OpenClinica representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about OpenClinica products or services, or suggest other products if they fulfill the criteria of a query. Using the forums for advertising, site or product promotion, or for business deals and offers, is not acceptable. You may not make posts to promote commercial, personal, or not-for-profit websites, products, or services. Threads will be deleted if their purpose is to advertise, announce, or promote products, services, or organizations, build traffic at other websites, carry out business activities, or for similar purposes that do not benefit our forum community.
Shilling -  If you pretend to be a consumer who recommends your own product(s) or favors your own product(s) over others, without admitting your affiliation, you will be banned. Vendors who post in threads only to criticize a competitor's product while promoting their own will also be banned.
Soliciting - You may not use the forums to solicit donations, votes, contests, petitions, or non-OpenClinica product testing. Employment requests/offers may only be made in clearly identified forum categories, and only if these categories are available.
Self-promotion - Self-promotional links to your blog, video channel, product, business, etc. are limited to your forum signature and your user profile, even if you have a wonderful and useful site, blog, product, or business. Memberships created solely for these purposes will be banned.

These guidelines are modeled after the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, and likewise licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.
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