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RICHE Terms of use/Disclaimer & RICHE Members Agreement


Welcome to the RICHE platform. Please read the following information before using the website. By accessing or using our website, you recognise, acknowledge, accept and agree to be bound by all the terms included in this Disclaimer. We may change or modify the content of our Website as well as this Disclaimer at our sole discretion and without prior notice, and you agree to comply with and be bound by such terms as they may be modified, changed or amended. If you do not agree with these terms, your sole recourse is to leave this Website immediately.

On registering your details with us you gain access to the many benefits that the RICHE platform can offer.

1. The information provided on registration is accurate and true, this information will be entered into a directory held by RICHE and will be shared over the web with other RICHE members.

Upon registration, we ask for specific details, such as your email address, so that we can:
a) monitor usage of the RICHE site,
b) avoid duplication,
c) send you the occasional newsletter (if you have requested it),
d) contact you if we are interested in a research collaboration.
2. We definitely do not:
a) forward any details to third parties, so you will not receive unsolicited emails,
b) use your details in any financially-related projects, schemes, gateways etc.
3. You may use any name you are comfortable with. However, please also bear in mind that we are a European wide project and the free nature of the RICHE platform means it may be accessed by vulnerable or underage persons. As your name will appear along with the references you have successfully contributed to the platform, we take a very strict line against obscene, racist, sexist, defamatory or in any other way abusive language. Choosing a name which can be associated with the above in any way may lead to your rejection and / or removal from membership. It can also lead to the blocking of your IP address from accessing the platform

4. Similarly, we will immediately reject any submissions which use obscene, racist, defamatory or in any other way abusive language or quote references of these qualities. This is a non-profit resource which aims to create and maintain a research community. Please do not abuse it.
5. The references approved and displayed in the platform do not necessarily reflect the opinions, policies, ideas and practices of the RICHE project team, or the platform community.

RICHE membership benefits

Thank you for expressing an interest in registering with the RICHE - Research Inventory of Child Health in Europe. Please read the disclaimer below, and then follow the link to register your details with us and gain access to the many benefits that the RICHE database can offer.

If you are interested in using this website to its full potential, please read all the registration benefits outlined below. This integrated virtual platform will help you to build the future of European child health research, and thus promote child health in Europe and beyond. You will have immediate access to: lists of contacts, list of researchers, funders, organisations, research projects, the results of bibliographic searches and reports. The site will also be the public face of the RICHE project, providing information on the progress and achievements.

If you become a riche member, you will be able to:

  • Access an open social network for researchers, including self-registration and reporting, and dialogue though a customized social networking tool.
  • Access searching and hosting material for researchers, funders, advocates and policy makers.
  • Use the online directory/inventory of research and researchers database, (each classified using a searchable multi-lingual taxonomy of basic and advanced searches) to contact other members directly
  • Submit a new reference to the system in an easy and structured way. 
  • Find out about research, resources, forthcoming events, conferences and research funding opportunities through messages targeted by the RICHE platform
  • Contribute to maintaining an improved child health research forum that will not only benefit you as a researcher, but may also facilitate project collaboration between you and the RICHE platform
  • Request information from groups of RICHE members, or publicise your own event 
  • Download resources from RICHE workshops and events

In the future, have the benefit of accessing resources, reports and a series of meetings on:

  • Inventory of current research.
  • Research into child health measurement, statistics, and indicators.
  • Gaps in child health research as perceived by a range of stakeholders.
  • Roadmaps for the future of child health research in Europe.
  • Website to support the network and the ongoing collation of child health research.

RICHE Platform

Purpose; Accuracy; Copyright; Submissions; Links; Legislation; Views; Availability; Support, Harassment.

On a review of numerous ‘best practice’ websites additional quality information was explored. The following points facilitate meeting the needs of the RICHE user while providing a resource to moderate and ensure the platform achieves quality standards.


The purpose of this Internet site is to provide information and resources for people interested in child health research across Europe.

Individuals (with the appropriate experience) must only use the information, resources and materials provided. Therefore the user must establish the applicability of any of the contained information before relying on it.

The information contained within this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional before starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

In no event shall the RICHE platform or any of its contributors be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for any damages, losses, expenses, injuries or liabilities relating in any way to use (or misuse) of information contained within or accessed through this web-site. This includes any action or inaction that may be taken as a result of reading any material on the RICHE platform. Responsibility for such actions, or lack of actions, remains with the reader concerned.


The RICHE platform makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about the information on this website. The RICHE platform shall not be responsible or liable for any errors or omissions, whatever the nature, from pages contained within this site. If you notice any errors or omissions please let us know as soon as possible and we will correct them.


Unless otherwise stated, all ownership and copyright for information and materials on this Website resides with the RICHE platform or the authors of articles and other materials published on the website. Copyright law and international treaties protect the entire content of our website. It has been posted with the intent that it be available and accessible for personal and public non-commercial use.

Information on the platform is provided for personal use only: it may not be reproduced elsewhere without the express permission from the RICHE platform. You are permitted to view this website on your computer screen and print its contents on your printer without charge for your personal and non-commercial use only. Permission to use or reproduce any of this material in any other manner including but not limited to publication, reproduction, transmission or storage on any other website, must be obtained from the individual authors of the material or the RICHE platform.

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on our website are retrieved from sources external to the RICHE platform and as such, are subject to copyrights held by other organisations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the respective rights holder prior to reproducing the material. The RICHE platform has endeavoured to attribute copyright or other intellectual right to the rightful owners where such course has been appropriate. Where any attribution has been missed or overlooked the RICHE platform on being informed, will correct and otherwise make good.


The RICHE platform offers a facility for the publication of news, articles, events, information and calls for papers for users involved within the European child health research community. Although the website is monitored and all materials are vetted/edited before being published, the RICHE platform makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, suitability or reliability of any information presented on the platform. Any reliance you place on any such material is therefore strictly at your own risk.

The RICHE platform editors reserve the right to refuse any materials submitted. Similarly, any material may be removed at any time, without notice and at the RICHE platform editor's sole discretion, if the material is no longer considered suitable for the site.

Should you submit any notes, messages / billboard postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or any other material to our website, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential. You are thereby assigning all your rights in them to us, and waive all moral rights therein for the term of the right, the whole on a perpetual, irrevocable and world-wide basis. Consequently, you give us the right to publish, in any form, and agree that we have the right to publish the material.


It is our goal to provide increased value to you. Therefore this website contains links to other websites not operated by the RICHE platform and are provided as a matter of convenience only. The RICHE platform is not responsible for any information provided by these external websites. The fact that this website contains links to other websites should not be regarded as an endorsement by the RICHE platform of content or services provided by the external Website and/or its owners. Therefore neither the RICHE platform or any of it's contributors are responsible for any loss, damage or expense that might be caused by any action, or lack of action, that a user of this service might take as a result of reading material on a site found using the RICHE platform. Responsibility for such actions, or lack of actions, remains with the reader concerned.

The RICHE platform is happy to permit links to this website. In addition, the website from which the link is made must be appropriate, relevant in the context of the RICHE platform and not detrimental to the RICHE platform. We request any feedback that you may have concerning the external links that we have placed on our website.

LEGISLATION These disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Irish law.

VIEWS Any views, opinions and guidance set out in this website should not be taken as the definitive view of the RICHE platform.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. Due to the nature of the RICHE project, Internet and the technology involved, the RICHE platform take no responsibility for and will not be liable for the web site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues (or otherwise) beyond its control. The Internet is not yet a fully secure medium, and therefore confidentiality and privacy of the information transmitted thereon cannot be ensured. As a result the RICHE platform will not be liable for any damages resulting from the transmission of confidential or personal information. We offer no guarantee of the longevity of our website and reserve the right to terminate it at any moment, at our sole discretion and without prior notice. We assume no responsibility for any prejudice resulting from the termination of this website.e.g. – closed due to funding.


Harassment and/or the use of obscene or abusive language in any manner or form on this platform are strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including our employees, hosts, or representatives or other members or a visitor of this website is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the website any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on our website or use our website to solicit others to join or become members of any commercial online service.


We welcome feedback regarding any of the content on the RICHE platform website. Please send e-mail to: