Scientific etiquette would dictate that information disseminated at scientific meetings, either through posters or platform presentations, is to be considered as a ‘personal communication’. As such, presented information, particularly data and results would typically not be re-disseminated (e.g. through the internet) or published without the specific consent of the originator. We request that meeting participants consider this carefully before re-disseminating any non-peer reviewed information.
Ok, well here’s my policy: After consideration, anything I post is clearly not-peer reviewed, and is only for my own purpose… If you find use out of it, that’s entirely up to you. I’m not sharing people’s data, and I’m not undermining anything that others have not decided to publicly disclose to the audience.
Elaine Mardis has just told us not to blog anything without the consent of the author…. I guess ‘ll be sending a LOT of emails at the break, I suppose. [Edit: just to be clear, it’s not HER blogging policy, she just had the unfortunate task of announcing it to the crowd.]