NEWDIGS Publication Creation & Dissemination Policy

Provide guidelines for the creation and delivery of consortium intellectual output with recognition that Tufts Medical Center is a research institute, so dissemination of generated knowledge should be shared; but must be done in a way that is aligned with NEWDIGS community norms. 

Applies to: Toolkit elements, Confidential Design Lab Summaries, White papers, Research briefs, Peer-reviewed publications 

Toolkit Elements: Design Lab tools under development are for the exclusive use of consortium sponsors to be shared internally within all departments as sponsor representatives see fit and in keeping with corporate/organization policy. Open access tools are published for public use and posted to the Toolkit 

Confidential Design Lab Summaries are to be disseminated to the attendees only. These documents may contain information that is not within the current public domain. As NEWDIGS relies on the trust placed in it by members of the consortium to conduct its proceedings it is vitally important that confidentiality be respected.   

Generalizedwhite papers and research briefs will contain content that is not sponsor confidential or NEWDIGS proprietary in nature or where the identifying information for a sponsor asset and/or only publicly available information has been used in the preparation. White papers and research briefs could be kept for use within the NEWDIGS community or shared publicly with non-consortium members. Care must be taken to ensure that content set aside for use in peer-reviewed publications is not shared prematurely via this mechanism. 

Peer Reviewed Publications may be developed by the NEWDIGS Team members on an ad hoc basis.  These articles will be released and managed by the journal which publishes them. NEWDIGS will endeavor to notify consortium members of upcoming publications through internal News Announcements, notices on the website and via the NEWDIGS Newsletter.