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Frequently Asked Questions

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;Who are the people behind ECGpedia?
:ECGpedia is an initiative of [] , a non-profit foundation whose goals goal is to advance medical knowledge, especially in the field of cardiology. The main contributors are: [[user:Drj|Jonas S.S.G. de Jong MD]], cardiology resident, author and moderator; [[user:Vdbilt|I.A.C. van der Bilt, MD]], cardiology resident, author and moderator; [[user:Tymen|Tymen T. Keller MD, PhD]], cardiology resident, author and moderator; [[user:Pgpostema|Pieter G. Postema MD]], cardiology research fellow, author and moderator; [ Rob Kreuger], medical illustrator, made most of the drawings; and [[user:Bart|Bart Duineveld]], medical student, helps with technical issues, animations and lay-out.
;What is the relationship between ECGpedia and Wikipedia?
:There is no relationship between ECGpedia and Wikipedia. Both websites use the same software and share the idea of open access to information. The founders of ECGpedia have chosen to build a seperate separate website as , since an encyclopedia format does not allow the course - like setup of ECGpedia. It would also be difficult to incorporate information like the De Voogt archive. Furthermore, the ECGpedia license is somewhat more restricted than the Wikipedia license: reference to the source is compulsary compulsory when using information from ECGpediais used.
;How can I change / add content?
;Can I use a certain image / animation / video / piece of text in a commercial presentation?
:In general yes, but not without asking. In general we will not object you your using any of our material as long as you do not copy-paste the whole website on a CD and sell it for money :-)... Please [ e-mail us for permission].
;How can I use a flash movie from your site in my powerpoint presentation?
:Read [ this document] by Adobe to learn how.
;When do I know enough to say that I can confidently interprete interpret ECGs?
:Of course, there is no definite answer to this question. However, the American College of Cardiology has published a list of [[ACC list|abnormalities a professional should be able to recognize]]. It is advisable to go through this list at the end of the course in order to recognize areas that need your attention. Understanding every item on the list does not guarantee that you will make the right decisions in every clinical situation.
;What is the financial source of this project?
:The [] foundation is a non-profit charity foundation. The content of all websites maintained by the cardionetworks Cardionetworks foundation is not influenced by sponsors. Current benefactors are summed on the [ Foundations website]. Feel free to [ contact the foundation] if you would like to sponsor or have sponsorship suggestions. We do not allow any advertisements on our sites. We also do not allow sponsors to influence any contents.
:Any form of advertisement introduced by user edits (links, banners, content, etc.) is not permitted.


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