Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

A potential source of funding for the site
#1
A potential source of funding for the site
Hi Guys,

 I have  suggestion to the board:  We have here invaluable information that can be sold to research institutes and vendors for supporting our activity. We can do the following:
1.      Post a questionnaire to all site members in order to collect data about their problems, treatment, equipment in use, success stories, failures etc. This can be done completely anonymous.
2.       Create a structured database with all the responses.
3.       Go to the market and try to sell the data to however is interested.
 
As a retired research fellow, I think it is feasible that few customers will be found.
 
Thanks,
Arik
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: A potential source of funding for the site
I appreciate your interest in helping to fund Apnea Board. However, there are two problems with selling research data, as you have suggested. First, Apnea Board is a noncommercial educational entity, and is dependent on the Fair Use exemption to U.S. copyright law in order to help our members. Selling research data would make Apnea Board a commercial entity, and we would lose the Fair Use exemption. Second, polls sometimes appear in Apnea Board, but only about 10 or 20 members respond. No one would ever purchase market research based on such a small sample.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: A potential source of funding for the site
You are right on both topics. I speculated that hundreds will respond.
Arik
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: A potential source of funding for the site
There are ways to get more people to respond to a poll, of course and we could eventually get several hundred to respond.

But Dave is correct - selling our members' data would be against our privacy policy and other policies, and most importantly, would likely harm our status as an educational entity, and void our claim of "Fair Use" under US Copyright Laws, insomuch that we'd be unable to legally distribute copyrighted Clinician Setup Manuals.  That's a big deal and it's the primary reason we can't do something like that.  Good idea, otherwise.  Most of our funding currently comes from member donations, plus a small amount from ads that help defray our costs.  For now, those are the only two allowable methods for raising money to offset our server costs.

Smile
SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




#apneaboard
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter bonjour 52 5,516 03-22-2019, 02:50 AM
Last Post: SnoringInOregon
  OSCR - Open Source CPAP Reviewer bonjour 63 3,564 02-23-2019, 08:47 PM
Last Post: SuperSleeper
Question [Diagnosis] Potential apnea. Some questions, frustrations. c1387 7 302 01-21-2019, 09:24 PM
Last Post: c1387
  Problem Getting DreamMapper to Download SD Card Data from Mac OS to DreamMapper Site rr4terps 5 1,145 04-28-2018, 12:23 PM
Last Post: rr4terps
  New to Site New to CPAP. Graph info ? Schweb 30 1,406 12-20-2017, 03:52 AM
Last Post: Apnea Infant
Information [Admin Note] Rules Clarification on unsolicited educational studies, research tests, crowd-funding SuperSleeper 0 1,142 09-21-2017, 09:49 PM
Last Post: SuperSleeper
  [Treatment] Spike in Obstructives - Potential Causes? bonesmurones 5 569 06-11-2017, 03:44 PM
Last Post: bonesmurones


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.