Usage Guidelines

At Transparency Life Sciences, we believe that with your involvement, we can design clinical protocols that are more efficient, patient-centric and less expensive. Our goal is to achieve a 60-80% reduction in overall trial costs.

We base our company upon three pillars of excellence:

  • Collaborative intelligence (harnessing a wide net of stakeholders via crowd-sourcing)
  • Full transparency at all stages of clinical development (allowing us to receive constructive feedback from previously untapped stakeholders)
  • Full digitization of the development process (using a web-based platform, integrating multiple real-time data inputs via telemedicine)

To that end, we request that our members follow these ethical and professional guidelines:

1. Keep it relevant. For everyone's benefit, please stay on topic. This site is provisioned to allow participants to help Transparency Life Sciences improve ongoing clinical projects. Please refrain from discussing personal matters, abusing any company or product, or posting in a manner unrelated to a protocol, project, or challenge question.

2. Keep it courteous. Everyone wants to make a positive contribution while on the site. In particular, please refrain from posting anything unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or injurious to third parties. Your opinions are always welcome, but personal attacks and harassment ('flaming'), or inciting such responses from others ('trolling'), within the Transparency Site or through private messaging is not acceptable.

3. Keep it spam-free. This community is provided as a service to Transparency Life Sciences members and is not intended for the promotion of third party services, products, websites, or organizations. Please refrain from posting content that would constitute advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.

4. Be careful. Most people are happy to help out on the Transparency Site, but remember that their advice is theirs only, and that you are responsible for deciding whether to follow it. If the advice given by a participant sounds wrong to you, please do not try it.

5. Keep it legal. It is unacceptable to post any material (i) that would infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party, (ii) that contains software viruses or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware, (iii) that is deemed to be illegal by any local, state, federal, or international law, rule or regulation, or (iv) that suggests or encourages illegal activity.

6. Taking your insights into account, our scientific advocates will combine your suggestions with other responses. Transparency Life Sciences will present to the larger community the combined insights, corrections and solutions that will make the protocol better.

7. We will be sending out aggregate responses to the surveys, so please be as clear and honest as possible in your individual responses; we will not reveal anyone's individual survey responses. Please answer our challenges and take part in the discussions in the same spirit, but remember that this is a site to develop better clinical trials and better drugs, not a forum for rumor-mongering or blogging personal experiences.