Social Media Guidelines

We encourage the use of social media during the IndigiData workshop. IndigiData is partnered with the Native BioData Consortium. While IndigiData does not have its own social media accounts, we will tag either @NativeBio or #IndigiData on Twitter and Facebook. We also encourage all participants to engage from their own accounts in a way that respects all other workshop attendees.
Please abide by the following guidelines:


  • Follow Native BioData Consortium on Twitter (@NativeBio) and use the #IndigiData hashtag to follow the latest updates and join in the conversation about the workshop.
  • Follow Native BioData Consortium on Facebook (
  • Tweet or post about what you are hearing and learning at IndigiData, but do not share under circumstances outlined (in “Don’t” section) below.
  • Respect when speakers ask that entire talks, specific details, or slides not be shared.
  • Communicate with respect and consideration for others, and keep criticism constructive, gentle, and in-person rather than online.
  • Every attendee has been vetted and deserves to participate fully and without fear of “call-outs” on social media, even if you disagree with their perspective or believe they have made a mistake.
  • Remember that views expressed during the workshop belong to the individual and not necessarily to partner organizations.


  • Don’t capture, transmit, or redistribute comments or conversations held where participants have reasonable expectations of confidentiality or privacy.
  • Don’t capture, transmit, or redistribute data presented at the meeting unless you were given explicit permission to do so. This may preclude its later publication in a scientific journal.
  • Don’t publicly post copyrighted, trademarked material, or material protected by other intellectual property rights.
  • Don’t engage in rudeness, slander, or personal attacks.
  • Don’t disparage or assume bad intentions on the part of any IndigiData participant.
  • Don’t tag individuals in photos or posts unless they have given you permission. Many of the posts are public, so we want to be respectful of individual privacy.

Individuals who participate in IndigiData’s social media/online networking are expected to:

  • Maintain a courteous and respectful demeanor in their comments and posts.
  • Represent themselves and their organizations and communities truthfully and professionally.
  • Recognize that participants in IndigiData-related social media discussions include Indigenous community members, academics, industry members, and the general public.

Derogatory, demeaning, inflammatory, offensive, disrespectful, or otherwise inappropriate comments will not be tolerated. 

Conversations among participants and faculty and comments/questions shared during group discussions are off-limits for public disclosure unless one gets explicit permission to share them. This ensures a safer space and allows participants to feel comfortable speaking up. The views and opinions posted related to IndigiData on social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Native BioData Consortium, its organizers, the Ohio State University, or partners. We reserve the right to remove comments it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.Social Media Guidelines

Signatories Agree to the Following Statement:

I have read and agree to abide by the Social Media Guidelines