Content Use & Processing

As a clinician and scientist, I believe that the public has the right to explore and scrutinize the work of academic scholars. After all, my research is based on clinical and community-based samples of participants, who willingly volunteer their time and effort to benefit the research that my group is doing. 

There are a few rules that you must follow when using my site, DamianSendler.com, and any materials posted to it:

  • You may not copy, reproduce, or alter any information published here without Dr. Sendler's permission. This is not simply plagiarizing the intellectual property; it breaches the law and you might be liable. 
  • The team of the lab constantly searches the web, published media, and the press to identify improper use of our lab's materials. This means that if you misrepresent Dr. Sendler's work, a legal team and/or police will be notified. 
  • If you're an academic (a student, junior or senior researcher) and you misuse the information provided on this site, or you attempt to reproduce or copy Dr. Sendler's work without his explicit written permission, your institution will be contacted by our legal team. You might face legal and possibly professional disciplinary action for any activities that compromise Dr. Sendler's work.
  • Use of full-text of published manuscripts is for research purposes only. Most of my lab's work ends up being published by one of the major publishing houses, like Elsevier, Routledge, Sage, or Taylor and Francis. Therefore, you have to follow their guidelines on accessing and distributing published studies. 

As a good rule of a thumb, if you copy/paste/alter/edit/popularize anything published on this site without my written, signed, and dated permission, chances are that you're violating privacy policy rules maintained by the legal team of Felnett Health.

As you can see from this site, I am making every attempt to make my scientific work available to everyone, including private photos of me and my colleagues. These efforts are meant to connect with students, researchers, the press, and really anyone who is interested in my work. I hope that you will respect my privacy, as much as I respect everyone else. It is all for the benefit of open access to science and to promote research transparency. So, in practice, this privacy policy statement will apply to very few, if any, individuals who have poor intentions.


Consent for research 

If you are interested in participating in our research, we require a written consent from you. In the clinical setting, you'll be asked to sign a paper version with a signature that appears on your government-issued identification. You have the right to revoke this consent at any point up until your data becomes a part of a published research manuscript. You have the right to ask me questions related to data processing of your information at any point without. If you are providing data through the internet, either through a survey or e-mail, you may be required to send us digitally-signed consent. This will require you to put in your real name and e-mail address. We follow the Belmont Report research ethics standards, and your data is never made available to anyone. In fact, all of the information you provide is added to a secure research database that does not include any trace to your real identify, aside from an arbitrary case number.

A sample consent might look like this:



All the best,

DJS