SEND Implementation Forum and Wiki - Usage Guidelines

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Welcome to the SEND Implementation Forum/Wiki!

The SEND Implementation Wiki serves as a knowledge base on implementing SEND - a series of articles designed to help you understand and implement SEND, including modeling basics, useful links, FAQs, and more.

The SEND Implementation Forum provides a more conversational means for asking questions not represented in the Wiki's FAQ, receiving answers, and discussing issues.

Both areas are free to the public to refine over time. To help shape those contributions, this page discusses some of the guidelines and terms of use for using either.


Please note that the forum and wiki are hosted by PhUSE with initial content provided by the SEND Implementation User Group. DISCLAIMER: Information posted on this website is volunteered by those submitting data. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. It does not represent FDA policy or CDISC endorsement. Each sponsor is encouraged to have appropriate communications with the FDA.

The Five Guidelines

These are the Five Guidelines for using the SEND Implementation Forum and Wiki. Please take some time to read them over. The Five Guidelines are general principles to which users should adhere:

  1. The Right Post in the Right Place
    - The Wiki
    - The Forum
  2. Using Your Voice
    - The Wiki - An Encyclopedic Voice
    - The Forum - A Subjective Voice
  3. Respect Thy Neighbor
  4. Share and Share Alike
  5. Contribute, Contribute, Contribute!

1. The Right Post in the Right Place

The SEND Implementation site has a few areas, each with a specific purpose. Please make sure you are posting in the right place. Here's a brief description to help:

  • The Wiki - the Wiki is a place for objective information. It is encyclopedic in nature. Please refrain from making subjective or biased statements in the Wiki.
  • The Forum - the Forum is a place for the expression of opinions and questions. If you have something to say or ask, this is the place! Of course, always be respectful.

2. Using Your Voice

After you have put the Right Post in the Right Place, be sure and contribute using the right voice!

The Wiki - An Encyclopedic Voice
When contributing to the Wiki, be sure and use a neutral point of view. Stick to the facts. For example, you might not particularly care for a certain style, but would like to contribute to the Wiki entry about it. In the Wiki entry, remain neutral and contribute only objective and historic facts. If you have an opinion about something, head on over to the Forum!

The Forum - A Subjective Voice
In the Forum, feel free to express any opinions or questions that may be on your mind. (Provided, of course, that they fall within the Terms of Use).

3. Respect Thy Neighbor

A simple rule to live by. Healthy debates are always good, but always remain respectful. Please contribute and express yourself freely, but things like name calling or threatening statements are not tolerated (and also violate the Terms of Use ). In addition, avoid edit wars. If a wiki page is continually being switched between multiple versions, discuss the differences. If a resolution cannot be made, consult a Moderator or Administrator.

4. Share and Share Alike

Information should be free, in the truest sense of the word. The interpretation of the word "free" doesn’t just mean "without cost". It also means free as in the freedom to do with it what you will. So feel free to copy, share and contribute to the information on this site.

5. Contribute, Contribute, Contribute!

The purpose of this site is to serve as a repository for information regarding SEND Implementation. The more contributions members of industry make, the stronger the community gets. Don't be afraid to edit a Wiki page, or express yourself in a Forum. That's the whole point of this site! Please see the SEND Implementation Wiki Contributor Guide page for information on contributing.

Terms of Use

No Guarantee of Validity
The information contained herein is provided on an "as is" basis. The SEND Implementation Forum and Wiki (henceforth referred to as "The Site") are an online, open-content, user-driven site and as such, the information provided is not subject to a formal peer review process. The format of The Site is such that anyone with an internet connection may access and alter the content. Information changes rapidly and pages may be subject to vandalism.

As such, the information provided in The Site is provided without any warranty of fitness, accuracy, or completeness, either implied or expressed. The Site, nor its operators, authors, contributors, administrators, moderators, users, or any other entity affiliated with The Site, shall be held accountable for the information contained herein.

The user (henceforth referred to as "You") understand and expressly agree to use The Site at your sole risk and that any material or information obtained from The Site is at your own discretion and risk.

User Guidelines
The Site is a user driven community. Users are encouraged to freely express their opinions in The Forums, create objective information in The Wiki, and generally use the other areas of The Site as they were intended. However, the following actions will not be tolerated:

  1. Harassment of any member of the site through posts, private messages, email, or any other method.
  2. The posting of inappropriate content, whether in the form of text, image, or other. Inappropriate content may include, but is not limited to, any content depicting or describing drug use, violence, pornography, or any other content deemed inappropriate by The Site. In addition, if you are using content from another source, please respect the original Copyright.
  3. Suppressing or discriminating against another based on gender, race, religion, etc.
  4. Forum Spamming. Forum spamming refers to the practice of flooding a forum with useless information, whether by an automated bot or by human intervention.
  5. The use of The Site to promote or advertise any commercial product of service. As an example, if you are creating a Wiki page describing something, feel free to objectively describe the general technology, however please refrain from linking to or generally promoting a specific product.
  6. Any attempt by a user to repost a removed item, circumvent a banning, or otherwise attempt to undermine the Administrators and/or The Site.

Violations Users of The Site who are in violation of any or all of the Guidelines will be subject to one or more of the following actions (in no particular order):

  • Removal of post or item from The Site. This includes, but is not limited to, Forum posts and Wiki Pages.
  • Restricted access or demotion of user standing. This includes, but is not limited to, revoking of privileges (i.e. prohibit the user from submitting information, but not from viewing the site).
  • Permanent banning from the site.

Interested in contributing? These pages give information on working with the wiki pages.

Last revision by Troy.smyrnios, 2014-06-19