Community Guidelines

COLLABORATE Community Guidelines

In order for us to ensure a respectful community conversation and a vibrant exchange of information, please adhere to the following guidelines.

Language and prescribed terminology
The official language of the forum is English and should be used for all conversations. We will remove comments and threads written in other languages. In acknowledgement of the level of expertise of community members, we encourage the use of technically accurate terminology.

Offensive speech and personal attacks
The use of language that contains personal attacks or targets ethnicity, race, religion, age or gender is prohibited.

Legal or regulatory violations
As the operators of this community, we are bound to adhere to current laws and regulations. We expect community members to do the same. We will remove comments that violate laws and industry regulations to which Roche Diagnostics is subject.

Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading content
In the interest of fostering honest, authentic conversation with our users, content that cannot be verified or is of a deceptive nature will be removed.

Excessive promotion
This is a community created for scientific, educational and medical exchange.  Content should be non-promotional in nature.  Content that endorses or promotes a product or service in such a way as to hinder the quality of the discussion on the site will result in removal of the post.

Off-topic content
Content that is clearly off-topic or irrelevant to the current discussion will be removed.

Use of medical data
Contributions must not contain information or data that would enable others to establish the identity of patients. This pertains in particular to the names of patients or involved parties, addresses or places of treatment, dates of treatment, birthdates, or any combination of the above that would allow conclusions about a patient’s identity to be drawn.

Clinical Discussion
Content should not contain any form of clinical or patient-related discussions.  Information should be on a technical/analytical/scientific basis only.

Potential Product-Related Complaints
Any content or discussions on the site will be monitored for potential product performance-related complaints.  Any awareness of such a complaint will carry an obligation for Roche to follow-up on the activity. At times, this may require Roche to reach-out to the content-posting party for further information or follow-up.  This will enable Roche to log any complaints appropriately as part of their routine complaint-handling procedure.

The site administrator will decide whether an invited user is eligible to use or continue to use the COLLABORATE platform. If an invited user is eligible then the administrator will arrange for a username and password to be sent to the proposed user in order for an account to be set up. This site is not available in selected countries due to local privacy and/or regulatory rules.

We may elect to occasionally remove content not in violation of the above guidelines. If you have any questions about the removal of your post, please contact us at:
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