Re: Website Integrity/Research Issues Higginson, David A 30 Jun 1998 07:39 EST


For our faculty profiles, which are maintained on-line by the faculty
member, we decided to have them sign legal stuff stating that they were
responsible for the information they entered about themselves (before
they got the password to log on). A link to this legal stuff is also
present at the foot of any profile that an outside person may view.

You can check it out at the bottom of this page:

We have one webmaster who makes all the changes to our website and along
with myself manages its content. We found that most faculty/departments
are happy to give you the info they want out there and let you do the
work to set it up. Most of these pages remain very static, especially
once the initial excitement has passed. It is our own pages (for
Research Admin) that change the most.

David A Higginson, ACMA
Administrative Director
1120 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Tel : (501) 320-3757
Fax: (501) 320-3547
Email :
Web :

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Koch [mailto:xxxxxx@CHMCC.ORG]
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 1998 6:47 AM
Subject: Website Intergrity/Research Issues

This is my second attempt at posting this message.  I apologize if you
have already received it or receive it again later.

Our institution is in the process of rolling out a comprehensive
website.   The site covers all aspects of our mission - patient care,
research, and teaching.  We are attempting to formulate policy
(institution-wide as well as research-specific) regarding site content
data maintenance responsibility.  I would be interested in sample
that others are using or developing.  Some problematic issues related to
research are:

1.  Who maintains, verifies, and updates content, much of which is
"technical" - individual divisions/departments or some central
gatekeeper?  Do you restrict certain types of content (e.g. animal

2.  What restrictions are appropriate for citing publications,
presentations, external funding, etc.?  Do you limit how old data is,
can count what, etc.?

3.  How do you handle clinical trials, industry collaborations, etc.,
you want to solicit business but do not want to breach confidences,



Peter C. Koch
Director, Research Sponsored Programs
Children's Hospital Research Foundation
Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio  45229-3039

Phone: (513) 636-4583
Fax:     (513) 636-8453