Data storage and transmission / intellectual property rights

Intellectual property and publication of results

Users are the sole owners of the measurement results. Users from the academic sector may use information and intellectual property of the central research unit without restriction for teaching and research ("foreground IP").
The involvement of the sorter lab in the generation of data should be taken into account when it is published. If the extent of involvement justifies co-authorship by members of the sorter lab (e.g., development of methods, extensive analyses, participation in experimental design, etc.), they should be involved in the preparation of the manuscript. Any other form of involvement should be mentioned in the acknowledgement, e.g., "We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Cell Sorting Core Facility at the Hannover Medical School supported in part by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft."

Storage and transmission of data

Users can download their data via a cloud folder. The data is stored as encrypted zip files and we provide an individual password by e-mail to unzip the folders. It is the users' responsibility to download and archive their data. The list-mode files of all cell sorting and analyses are stored permanently at the central research facility and can be made available to users later in exceptional cases. However, we do not guarantee for any loss of data.