The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Educational Materials Expiration Policy

POGOe offers a number of geriatrics-related materials for use in your educational setting. In order to ensure that the materials remain usable, we have instituted this expiration policy:

All materials are subject to review every 3 years for clinical accuracy and relevancy.

Authors whose materials are due for a review will receive a notice 3 months prior to the expiration date.

In the notice authors will be asked to indicate whether the content is still clinically accurate and relevant or if it needs updating.

  • If the author responds that the content is still clinically accurate and relevant, the materials will be cleared for another 3 years.
  • If the author responds that the content is outdated but they plan to update it, an advisory banner will appear on the site bearing the following statement: “This material is currently under content review. The posted version may contain time-sensitive biomedical information that might be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant. Please email Editor@POGOe.org if you would like to be notified once the review process has been completed.” The authors will have six months to complete the update.
  • If the author does not respond or responds saying that the content is outdated but they do not plan to update it, or if they have not updated it six months after they indicated a plan to do so, the materials will remain on the site, but will be flagged with the following statement: “Caution: This material was last updated over three years ago and may contain time sensitive information that is now inaccurate, obsolete or irrelevant. If you would like to contribute to updating this material, please contact Editor@POGOe.org.”
  • If materials on the site are obsolete technologically, such as a website or application that no longer works, they will expire, will display a banner to indicate so, and will no longer be displayed in search results. The materials will still be available if users type in the direct URL so that external links to the material, such as on an author’s CV, will still work.

 

Last modified 04/24/2013