Please accept the following abridged "Terms of Service (TOS)" and full TOS here  (use the check box below).


PRIVACY   Your email address used for joining is only visible to Admin, and will be used to contact you, or to test that the account is active. Your address and other private account information will not be shared with any third party.


COPYRIGHT and CC License   Copyright belongs to you for any original content you post (text, images, etc.). By posting on our site, you allow the Research Cooperative to make your content available to others under our Creative Commons (CC) license. // The Research Cooperative uses a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License .


COMMUNICATIONS   Members can send private notes to each other, using our internal messaging system. Messages posted to groups that you join, and replies to your messages, can also be forwarded to your email address. // All notes, messages, and replies will be sent back and forth (a) without showing your email address to the other person, and (b) without showing the other person’s email address to you. // Private notes are are stored on our server and are subject to the present Terms. If you receive notes that are offensive, spam, or otherwise contrary to the aims of our network, please inform Admin as soon as possible. Members sending spam will have their accounts deleted.


Please use your account settings to manage how others can communicate with you (messages can be received by your account page without being forwarded to your email address).


Membership is free for all regular members. The Research Cooperative reserves the right to close any member account, or all member accounts, at any time for any reason. We have provided continuous service since 2001 and will continue providing service for as long as possible. 


Use the COG ICON on your profile page to view and edit PROFILE (public details), ACCOUNT (private details) and NOTIFICATIONS (to stop receiving all or selected emails from the Research Cooperative). To see content you have posted anywhere in the site, use the activity TIMELINE on your own profile page. To CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT , see "Close my account" in Home menu.


Use the CHECK BOX below to accept the above terms. Then choose CONTINUE button to complete login and reach your public profile page. Your profile page will be blank until you add details.

THANKS for reading!  (updated 8th June 2018)