Current BioCoRE Local Server Evaluation Policy
Information on this page pertains to all new versions of the server released since August, 2005. For information on the evaluation policy associated with the earlier server releases, see our old server evaluation page.
Evaluation is an integral component of BioCoRE. Evaluation findings will be exclusively used to guide BioCoRE development and sustain a reliable and valid methodology. Evaluation results may be published, but no names or identifying information will be included in the publication(s). User identity will remain anonymous and confidential unless disclosure is required by law.
The security of BioCoRE data is of paramount importance to the BioCoRE team. Concrete steps have been taken in the design of the BioCoRE program infrastructure to maximize data security and user privacy.
Evaluation information collected includes:
- User registration data - Information that each user provides when creating a BioCoRE account.
- Project data - Information that project administrators provide when creating a new project and inviting users.
Scientific meaning and scientific significance of any data collected will be absolutely off limits.
Periodical survey requests will be sent to users so that they can provide feedback that will help the BioCoRE collaboratory reach its full potential. As active members of the research community, user's expertise, opinions, and patterns of use of BioCoRE are critical.
If you work in a location that does not allow evaluation data collection as outlined above, please contact us and we will work with you to reach a solution that is mutually acceptable.
The evaluation information is sent to UIUC via a HTTPS secure connection.