ToL General Scientific Contributor Registration

Please make sure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities by reading the Tree of Life Privacy Policy (which provides detailed information on the use of the personal information requested below) and the Terms and Conditions for ToL Scientific Contributors (below).

Required information is marked with an asterisk*

 Your name will be published on the ToL web site in copyright notices and credit lines for your contributions. You may choose to withhold your e-mail address from publication, but we need to have it on file for legal and administrative purposes.

 We encourage you to provide your web page url, institutional affiliation, and mailing address. This information may be published in credit lines of ToL pages and on your personal profile page. Making available this information about our scientific contributors greatly contributes to the transparency and accountability of the ToL project.

 Your biographical information will be printed on your personal profile page. It can be accompanied by a small picture (not more than 200x200 pixels, please).

The following information is for administrative purposes only:

 In order to qualify as a ToL general scientific contributor, you need to be a professional scientist, science educator, or advanced graduate student. If you do not meet these qualifications, you can contribute to the project by becoming a treehouse builder.

 Please provide a brief summary of your planned contribution(s). Be sure to include information about the group(s) of organisms to which your page(s) should be attached.

 Please list only publications for which you are the author or co-author. If you want to write about a topic on which you have not yet published, include information documenting this topic as one of your current research efforts, e.g., funded grants, research web sites, presentations at professional meetings, etc.

 Your phone or fax number will not be published. We request this information for administrative purposes only.

In order to register as a ToL Scientific Contributor, you must agree to the following

Terms and Conditions for ToL Scientific Contributors

ToL scientific contributors may upload materials to the Tree of Life database and send emails and other communications to Tree of Life staff and contributors, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, an invasion of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties. ToL contributors may not use false email addresses, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any communication, message or other content. While the Tree of Life Project is not obliged to review all content that is published by contributors on the Tree of Life web site, we reserve the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any registered account, at any time, for any reason.

ToL scientific contributors keep the copyright for materials submitted to the Tree of Life database, and a copyright notice is printed alongside copyright-protected contributions displayed on the ToL web site. By default, ToL contributions are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License. Contributors who prefer another license can specify alternative default licenses for their text and media contributions (follow the 'Review license defaults' link in the Scientific Materials Manager). Licenses for individual contributions can also be specified in the page or media data entry forms. For an overview of available licensing options, see Tree of Life Use of Contributions.

ToL scientific contributors voluntarily grant the ToL Project and its collaborators non-exclusive, royalty-free, and full rights to use the submitted materials according to the selected license. To the best of the contributor's knowledge, use of the contribution by the Tree of Life Project does not violate any intellectual property rights and will not cause injury to any person or entity. The Tree of Life Project or its collaborators take no responsibility and assume no liability for any contribution made by the contributor or a third party.

When registering as a ToL scientific contributor, you release the ToL Project, its employees, contractors, consultants, and collaborators from any and all damages, claims, causes of action, liabilities, and expenses relating to your participation, or exclusion or disqualification from participation, in the Tree of Life Project.

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