Communications Policies: Protecting Your Science at Neuroscience 2014
The annual meeting provides an important opportunity each year for collaboration and presentation of new research and findings in the neuroscience field. Research on emerging topics and recent discoveries are commonplace, leading to excitement and cooperation while also shedding light on the need to protect one’s individual science.
Protecting your science is advantageous for researchers, and involves safeguarding intellectual property, research, and data that is not yet available to the general public. SfN has polices in place to aid in the preservation of knowledge of individuals, ensuring that the data remains in the arena that it is presented and intended to be shared. The policies include guidelines for embargo, social media, and photography. Attendees must gain permission from speakers or poster presenters prior to the publishing of results to guarantee that the ownership of information remains preserved. These guidelines are designed to provide benefit to researchers, leading to the protection of their work.