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Originality and Author Policies

Gigvvy Science platform provides an ethical framework for publishers and Journals in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics’s (COPE) code of conduct for author, journal editorial boards and publishers.

Manuscript previously submitted to an institutional repository, a thesis, or preprint server, for example; AgtiXiv, bioRxiv, or ArXiv, can be re-submitted for publication under the guideline of the original publisher. All manuscript and articles must be original and must not published previously at another publisher, including in a language other than English. If there is any duplicate text, world, table or image, with another paper, appropriate citation should be incorporated. If a manuscript or article is extended from a conference article, declaration, clearly citation and discussion should be made in the cover letter. Gigvvy Science platform checks for plagiarism, and if any clear plagiarism is identified, the article may be rejected or retracted by the original publisher. Gigvvy Science discourages inappropriate or excessive self-citation in article. If there are any suspicion of excessive self-citation in any article, please contact the original publisher office. Redundant publication, duplication, similar article or salami slicing may result in rejection or retraction by the original publisher.

You warrant and represent on behalf of yourself and your co-authors, and you are authorized by your co-authors to enter the following agreement; The Content is original and has not been previously published. The Contents you provided do not infringe any duty of confidentiality which you may owe to anyone else or violates any contract, and all of the institutions, organizations, and/or companies in which work recorded in the Contents was carried out have authorized publication of the Content; and if the Content includes materials of others, you have obtained the permission of the copyright owners of all such materials to enable you to grant this license; Nothing in the Content is libellous, defamatory, obscene, or violates any right of privacy or infringes any intellectual property rights or any other human, personal or other rights of any person or entity or is otherwise unlawful; You agree you grant Gigvvy the non-exclusive right to distribute, publish, display, license, reproduce, and store the Contents including without limitation any words, artwork, figures, gif, video, tables, text, images, and photographs contained therein, in whole or in part, in all forms, formats and media whether now known or yet to be developed, including print, digital and electronic form and as transparencies.

The original publisher will inform all co-authors of the submission of the article. Author is required to ensure that the article is in full adherence with the journal policies, and all co-authors are aware of the policies. Corresponding author has the responsibility for their publication charges and must pay at any point during Editorial Acceptance. The corresponding author should ensure the submission is free from spelling and grammatical errors. All manuscripts are subject to peer review process, and peer reviewers’ identities will remain anonymous to the authors unless specified by the original publisher. Authors have the right to suggest excluded reviewers in their cover letters and through Gigvvy Science platform and this information will be forwarded to the academic editor.

The Journal may require the corresponding author provides an Ethics statement with details the relevant ethical standards when conducting the research and the work. Ethics statement should also be provided at the end of the manuscript, if outlined by the Journal.



Peer Review Process

All articles submitted through Gigvvy Science platform undergo formal peer review invited by the Journal's editorial boards. The peer-review process is outlined by each Journal and usually a manuscript receives two to three peer review reports. Peer reviewers are experts who meet Journal’s criteria for reviewers, who has qualifications and expertise to judge the content of the manuscript or article and reviewers should have no conflicts of interest. In any case if conflicts of interest with any of the reviewer is suspected, please contact the editorial office of the Journal. The corresponding author may choose to stop peer review process if submitted manuscript has not received any reports after 6 months. Peer review may be discontinued on some manuscript that have not received peer review reports after a long period of time. If the corresponding author has not received peer reviewer report after 3 months time, please contact the original publisher and Journal directly.

Editors and reviewers should immediately decline to be involved with a manuscript when they; Have published together recently or current submitted manuscript with any author listed; financial interest of the research work; feel unable to be objective and give honest feedback; shared an affiliation with any author listed recently; have a close personal connection to any author listed; collaborate or recently collaborated with any author listed. Editors and reviewers must also declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with any of the authors listed in the manuscript.

The corresponding author may request specific individuals such as editor or reviewers from seeing their submission and should be made only with good reason. The final decision to accommodate reasonable requests lies in the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, however, both Journal and Gigvvy Science can not guarantee that all requests will be honored.



Copyright and Permissions

Articles from Gigvvy Science are usually published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), but it is the author’s responsibility to understand copyright permissions and obtain the appropriate permissions from the original publisher or copyright holder. If the article is published under CC BY license, authors retain copyright. This license allows others to distribute, copy, share, remix, adapt and make commercial use of the work without provide additional permission. However, providing appropriate attribution is required and should be made to the original author. If the author wishes to republish any previously published article, text, images, figures, tables, and supplementary information, contact the original publisher directly. There are several different copyright permissions, for more information visit https://creativecommons.org/. Peer review made for an article are available under license outlined by the original publisher. It is the author’s responsibility to find out peer review copyright permissions from the publisher.



Data and Images

When research or the work is conducted in locations other than at the researchers’ institution such as a field station then a written permission must be obtained according to applicable laws and according to the Journal’s guidelines. All articles are recommended and encouraged to include the original source data underlying the results, with details of any software used to process the results. For material that has been stored in a permanent public museum collection, collection and the accession numbers should be included in the article. All meta-data associated with the published works, for example; DNA sequences, protein and gene ontology or other forms accession numbers or appropriate documentation should be included or according to the original Journal’s guideline. If domain-specific repositories do not exist, authors may deposit in the Open Science Framework, or an institutional repository and provide access information such as DOI number or accession number within the manuscript or article according to the Journal’s guidelines. Authors may also choose to deposit data on other repositories, and DOI reference associated with the data should always be provided in the article. Any software that be made open source, appropriate license is recommended to be clearly stated, and deposited in an appropriate archive.

Photographic images and images submitted through Gigvvy Science should accurately reflect the original image. It is required that all images, figues, data, or images in tables are not manipulated and represent its’ originality. In any cases, modifications that are made to images, figures, or images in tables should be indicated in the manuscript or article according to Journal’s guideline. Any modifications to images that alter the scientific meaning, result or conclusion are not permitted. Any parts or areas from different gels should not be spliced or stitched together. Loading controls should always be included in the gel image. If any modifications to the loading control, images, figures, images in tables, or pictures, detail documentation should be clearly justified in the article, including the name of the software (with version number) used to make these modifications. In any cases, where images, figures, or pictures suspected of manipulations are detected, clarification by the corresponding author is needed. If the reason for image manipulations are not explained, manuscript or article may be rejected or retracted by the original publisher following COPE guidelines.



Misconduct, Errors and Retraction

If any case of suspected research or article misconduct is brought to the attention of the publisher, Gigvvy Science will follow COPE guidelines. Publisher may contact the author’s university, research institution, or ethics committee. In the case where errors are identified in published articles, contact the publisher editorial office directly. The publisher will consider which action is required and may consult the editorial board, authors and or authors’ institutions. If errors are found to significantly affect the results and conclusions or if any evidence of misconduct is found, article may be retracted following the COPE Retraction Guidelines.

The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles that are found to have fabricated or falsified the results, including the manipulation of data, images, pictures, tables, and published articles may be retracted by publishers. In any cases where research involves animals or humans that has not been carried out within an ethical framework, articles may also be retracted. Gigvvy Science has the right to retract articles which are found to be misconducted or fraudulent. Publication misconduct also includes duplicate publication or article plagiarism. Authors must not use the text, figures, images, table or ideas of others without attribution, and original sources must be cited at the point they are used in the article. If you suspect potential misconduct in an article found on Gigvvy Science, please contact both the publisher and Gigvvy Science (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If you wish to make an appeal about an editorial decision or make a complaint you should contact the editorial office of the publisher directly. Appeals must be submitted to the original publisher with detailed information and authors should be aware that appeals may take several weeks to be resolved. In the case your appeal and issue cannot be resolved by the original publisher, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Gigvvy Science will contact the original editorial board and investigate further. In some cases this may involve re-review of the article with the original publisher, editorial board and peer-reviewers.



Acknowledgements and Conflicts of Interest

It is encouraged to list everyone who made contributions to the research in the manuscript and agreed to be an author. Author contributions may be described at the beginning or at the end of the submission depending on Journal’s guideline. Changes in authorship must be declared to the journal and agreed to by all authors listed in the manuscript. Anyone who contributed to the research, for example; anyone who is employed or paid by a funder, the preparation or editing of the manuscript, involved in conception, planning, design, conduct, or analysis of the work, or the decision to publish should be acknowledged at the end of the manuscript with their permission, All funding sources such as grants, institutional, and or corporate must be declared detailed in the funding disclosure statement in the article or according to the Journal’s guidelines.

All potential ‘Conflicts of Interest’ or ‘Competing Interests’ must be declared by the corresponding author and explain why the interest may be a conflict. If there are none to declared, state “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.” or ‘No competing interests were disclosed’. Declared ‘Conflicts of Interest’ or ‘Competing Interests’ may be included in the published article followed by the original publisher’s guideline. In most cases, this declaration will not affect publication however, editors and reviewers are expected to consider any conflicts of interest before agreeing to review. Reviewers are suggested to confirm that they have no competing interests before submitting their review. Examples of ‘Conflict of Interest’ or ‘Competing Interests’ include, but are not limited to; Financial funding and other payments, goods and services received; financial benefits after publication; personal, friends, family, relationships, and other close personal connections with any of the authors; competitors or someone whose work is critiqued; employed by, on the advisory board for, or a member of an organization with an interest in the outcome of the publication; receives salary or any forms of payment from an organization, or holding stocks or shares from a company, that might benefit (or lose) financially from the publication; affiliations and memberships with interest groups relating to the content of the publication; authors from commercial; organizations or pharmaceutical companies that sponsor clinical trials, should declare a conflict of interest on submission; patent activity on the results; beliefs, activism, political or religious, relevant to the publication; consultancy for the publication. If an undisclosed ‘conflict of interest’ is brought to the attention of the editorial board after publication, the Journal should follow the COPE guidelines.



Who is the data controller?

Privacy is an important concern for everyone on the internet, and Gigvvy knows that Users (“You” or “Your) care about how your personal data/information is used and shared, and Gigvvy Science (“Gigvvy”) takes your privacy very seriously. You should also refer to our Terms and Conditions which govern your use of our Site and serve as a legal contract between Gigvvy and you. Gigvvy Privacy Policy also sets out how we collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with Gigvvy.com (“Site” or “Sites”) and where we otherwise obtain or collect data about you. This privacy notice for the Site, any related mobile applications, platform, tools and comment and discussion facilities. The data controller is Gigvvy Limited.



How does Gigvvy collects information about you?

Gigvvy collects your email address when you register and any other information you provide in that email, including but not limited to, your name, telephone number, city, country, affiliation, and the information contained in any signature block in your email. We use this to send you the relevant email alert and updates that you have requested with the described frequency.

Gigvvy collects the following information when you register with the site; including but not limited to, name, address, organisation, city country, phone, affiliation, IP address, and email address. We use this to contact you to confirm registration, to identify you and provide our services, administration and to resolve issues through our help desk. Gigvvy also collects your phone number and any information provided to us during your conversation with us. Gigvvy will collect any information you provide to us in any postal communications that you send us.

Gigvvy use information you provided to enable you to post comments on the site, contact you to confirm registration, to identify you and provide our services, administration, to resolve issues through our help desk and investigatory purposes should the need arise.

Gigvvy also collects your information when you (but not limited to); submit, edit or review a manuscript via the Site or platform depending on whether you are Submitting Author or Editor or Reviewer; Register an account at Gigvvy, subscribe mailing lists or blog; attend an event hosted by Gigvvy; submit a Curriculum vitae; Follow, Like, comment, post, share or any interaction with Gigvvy social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium, Youtube, and Slack; Make an enquiry, provide feedback or make a complaint over the phone, by email or on our Site; fill in a form, conduct a search, post content on the website, respond to surveys or use any other features of the website; contact us to enquire about, purchase, or subscript to our service; submit an application to a job vacancy; attend an interview or assessment; provide us with your contact details by email or over the phone;submit correspondence to us by post, email or via our Site.



What are the Information Gigvvy collect about you?

Gigvvy collects any information contained in any correspondence between you and Gigvvy. For example, if you contact us using any button from the site, including but not limited to, “Contact Us” or “Request demo” button via the Site or by email or telephone, we will keep a record of that correspondence.

Gigvvy use a Third-Party server to host the Site using Amazon Web Services (AWS). The server automatically logs the IP address you use to access the Site as well as other information about your visit, such as information requested, the pages accessed, your browser version and operating system, and the date and time of the request.

Gigvvy collects information that you upload or post to your Account, profile page, and/or any correspondence or interactions that you may have with other Users;

Gigvvy collects server logs to ensure server and Site remain secure. This includes denial of service attacks and other cyber attacks, the distribution of malicious code, analyzing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity. Gigvvy collects information related to your transactions with the Site, by phone or email, including the date and time, the amounts charged and other related transaction details.

Gigvvy use the information collected by Third-Party service provider to analyze how our website users interact with our website and its features. Gigvvy analyze the number of visits and unique visitors, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit and the operating system and browser used. Gigvvy used these information to analyze daily active users and monthly active users.

Gigvvy collects basic contact information we request includes: name, phone number, email address, institutional role, affiliation, the role of authorship and ORCID ID. Gigvvy also collects your specialisms, employer, and past published papers. Additional information generated during reviewing process such as information about manuscripts you have reviewed, comments, dates of reviewing events, decisions you made, general correspondence, processing times, and acceptance rates. Gigvvy may also record your participation in activities such as conference calls, meetings and exhibitions. For promoting our services, Gigvvy use email address and affiliation, specialisms and preferences you have expressed about the type of information you wish to receive.

Gigvvy also collect certain information about how you use the Site and the device that you use to access the Site. These information include your device information, geographical location, IP address, browser type and version, the content of the request, the data transmitted by your browser, date and type of the request, date and time of the request, the volume of data transmitted, time zone settings, access status, HTTP status code, the search queries you make on the Site, language settings, time zone settings referral source, length of visit to the website, operating system and interface, number of page visits, and similar information. This information may be collected by a Third-Party analytics service provider on our behalf and/or may be collected using cookies.

Gigvvy collects your demographic information and may be supplied to Third-Party advertisers. Gigvvy may target online advertising to users on the basis of this demographic information, or on the basis of their past behavior on the site, but information about an individual user will not be passed on to an advertiser. Statistical anonymized usage information may be supplied to an institution for any user who accesses the Site as a result of any sponsorship by that institution.



How do Gigvvy use information about you?

Gigvvy uses your personal information to personalize the experience you have of the Site. This enables your details to be moved across the tools and Platform on the Site to accelerate the process of completing any information requirements and for market research. Gigvvy may use your personal information to contact you in response to any communication received from you, or award you a prize if you have won one through the site.

Gigvvy use a number of Third-Party services providers. Your information will be shared with these service providers where necessary to provide you with the service you have requested, whether that is accessing our website or ordering goods and services from us. These Third-Parties service providers, including but not limited to, the organisations that provide or support publication, billing, payment, customer relationship management systems, online data storage organisations, servers, analytics companies, social networks, customer acquisitions, and analytics services information. If you would like further information about the Third-Parties service providers, please contact us directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If Gigvvy, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, personal information might be one of the assets that was acquired by a third party company. In that case, the personal information might be transferred and used by a third party in accordance with this notice.



How do Gigvvy collect your data from third parties?

In certain circumstances, Gigvvy will obtain information about you from certain publicly accessible sources, media publications, business directories, online customer databases, social media, and any websites from Internet. Gigvvy may receives information from Third-Parties providers, including but not limited to; Third-party marketing services providers that help us to refine and target our marketing communications. Gigvvy may collect personal information from IT support provider, website developer, and payment provider, bank, or other paid-for services; Your information will be collected through website security service partners about any misuse to the website, for example, the introduction of viruses, logic bombs, Trojans, worms, website attacks or any other material or action that is malicious or harmful; Social media plugin, by providing your social media account details you are authorizing that Third-Party Provider to share your information with Gigvvy; Recruitment agencies, employers, and referees: if you are a job applicant Gigvvy may contact your recruiter, current and former employers and/or referees to provide information about you and your application; Third-party service providers for basic research to find potential authors, editors and reviewers and carry out identity and compliance checks; Third-Party providers to verify information provided by you for Plagiarism check; Third-Party databases or websites to confirm your publication history to prevent duplicate submission. By providing your ORCID ID you are authorizing that Third-Party provider to display certain information about you in accordance with your ORCID account settings; Gigvvy may also receive information about you from individuals using our services, such as authors, Academic Editors, and reviewers invited to review a manuscript. User information will only be shared with third parties to provide services you have requested or authorized or with the explicit consent of the user.



Who do Gigvvy share the data with, and why?

User information will only be shared with third parties as necessary to complete a contract or to provide services you have requested or authorized or with the explicit consent of the user. Gigvvy shares your information and data with other editors and reviewers, and with organisations that help deliver services. In some cases, where you have consented, your name will be shown on a published manuscript that you have reviewed, and so will be public. Gigvvy may also share your personal information with entities for which we are acting as publishers such as sponsors, accounting services, societies, funders, production, editorial support, accounting systems and online data storage organisations, and other Third-Party service providers. Gigvvy only share data related to the payment of fees with tax authorities if necessary. These individuals and organisations are worldwide companies. Gigvvy may share your personal information with the Third-party services, including but not limited to, Institutions, website development and hosting services, editorial board, production, IT, system administration and security, quality assurance services, production, production editing, typesetting services, payment services, communication services, maps services, banking services, Reviewer Connect Services, plagiarism checking services, social media plugin services, printing services, marketing and advertising services, recruitment service providers, editorial and quality assurance services, production services, security services provider, legal, accountancy, auditing and insurance services and regulatory authorities, other professional advisers, relationship management, customer services, other publishers, prospective sellers and buyers of the business, and marketing parties. You agree Gigvvy share your personal information to any Third-Party services providers and that you consent to our sharing your information for marketing purposes.



How long will Gigvvy retain the data for?

Data related to a manuscript is retained as long as the rest of the manuscript data is retained. Data related to the payment of fees is retained for as long as required for legal and accounting requirements. Unsubmitted manuscripts are stored up to two years from your last update, or until you delete the data. Published manuscripts are stored indefinitely at both the original publisher as we as Gigvvy server, as they are part of the scientific and public record, and to fulfill our contract with you. The data related to a manuscript will be your basic contact data, review comments and discussions. Rejected manuscripts are stored up to five years to deal with appeals and re-submissions, and related business analysis.

Gigvvy will retain your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with the services that you have requested from us or long as we reasonably require to retain the information for our lawful business purposes, such as for the purposes of exercising our legal rights or where we are permitted to do; Gigvvy maintaining a data protection policy for, and delivering data protection training to our employees, and limiting access to your personal information to those in our company who need to use it in the course of their work; Gigvvy archive your email, articles, contents, paper, and comments, correspondence regularly and destroy information no longer required for our legitimate purposes; Gigvvy retain information on the server logs for up to two years to process aggregated and de-identified publication metrics; Gigvvy retain information relating to job applicants for a period of 6 months from an application decision; Gigvvy maintain a suppression list of email addresses of individuals who no longer wish to be contacted by us.

Gigvvy stores your payment information when you place an order for goods and services. This information will be retained for six years following the end of the financial year in which you placed your order, in accordance with our legal obligation to keep records for tax purposes.

Gigvvy retains your profile account information for as long as you decide to maintain an account. Information related to authoring, reviewing, or editing a manuscript will be retained in accordance with our manuscript retention periods above. Spam and or fake accounts are subject to immediate removal. Gigvvy retains the information you used to sign up for our content alerts, newsletters, and or subscription for as long as you remain subscribed or if we decide to cancel the services.

In any circumstances, Gigvvy will retain your information for no longer than necessary, by taking into account the following; the levels of risk, cost and liability involved with us continuing to hold the information; the purpose and use of your information both now and in the future; the necessity to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to contact you in the future; how hard it is to ensure that the information can be kept up to date and accurate; whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your information; whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information; any relevant agreed industry practices on how long information should be retained; any relevant surrounding circumstances.



How does Gigvvy keep your information secure?

Giggvy takes the security of your personal information very seriously and stores and processes your personal information in accordance with applicable law. Gigvvy takes professional technical and organizational measures to secure your information and to protect it against unauthorized or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction. Gigvvy only shars and providing access to your information to the minimum extent necessary, on a de-identified basis wherever possible, and subject to confidentiality restrictions where appropriate. Gigvvy using secure encrypted servers to store your information, Gigvvy verifies the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information. Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet, you do so entirely at your own risk. Gigvvy cannot be responsible for any costs, loss of profits, expenses, damages, harm to reputation, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by internet.



Your rights to the data and information Gigvvy holds about you

Subject to certain limitations on certain rights, you have the following rights in relation to your information, which you can exercise by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You may receive information which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to have that information transferred to another data controller; You may ask to erase your data if: the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which originally collected or processed it; we have processed the personal data unlawfully; or you object to the processing of your data, and there is no overriding legitimate interest to continue this processing; You may request a copy of any personal data Gigvvy holds about you, and request to have any incorrect data corrected; You have the right to receive a copy of any information we hold about you in a structured, commonly-used, machine readable format; You may request access to your information and information related to our use and processing of your information; You have the right to ask us to limit or cease processing or erase information we hold about you in certain circumstances; You may request that we restrict our use of your information; You have the right to request that we correct or rectify any information that we hold about you which is out of date or incorrect.

Where we are processing your data on the basis of a legitimate interest, which applies to business analysis and planning, and promotional activities, you may object to us processing your data; You may also customise how we use your data for promotional purposes by visiting your preferences centre; You have the right to be informed of the ways in which we use your information, as we seek to do in this Privacy Policy; You may request the correction or deletion of your information; You may also ask us to stop processing your data in some specific circumstances: the data has been unlawfully processed and you oppose erasure and request restriction instead; you have objected to us processing your data and Gigvvy is considering whether our legitimate grounds override yours; you contest the accuracy of the personal data and we are verifying the accuracy; we no longer need the personal data, but you need us to keep it in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.

You can withdraw your consent to our use of your information at any time where we rely on your consent to use or process that information. Noted that if you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of Gigvvy use and processing of your information on the basis of your consent before the point in time when you withdraw your consent.

If Gigvvy could not identify you from such information, or if Gigvvy have insufficient information about you, the original or certified copies of certain documentation in order to be able to verify your identity is required before we are able to provide you with access to your information.Gigvvy may need to retain certain information for record-keeping and research purposes. Givvy may also need to send you service-related communications relating to your Account even when you have requested not to receive marketing communications.

To exercise your right, Gigvvy may need to request specific information from you to confirm your identity and to enable you to access your personal data. This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. Gigvvy may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response; You do not have to pay a fee to access your personal data, but Gigvvy may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Gigvvy may also refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. Gigvvy will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. In some circumstances, it may take longer than one month if your request is complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. To exercise these rights please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



How does Gigvvy use cookies?

Cookies allow Gigvvy to make the Site work more smoothly and seamlessly for users. In order to offer the best possible service to users, Gigvvy tracks the patterns of usage of pages on the Site. This allows us to identify the most popular pages, services, and allows us to monitor your use of the software and/or platform and simplify your use of the site. Cookies are small amounts of information in text files which the Site stores on the device you use to access the Site. For users who are logged in, the cookies allow them to move between pages and remain logged in. Gigvvy also use analytics cookies to allow a better understanding of how users use the site. Your browser stores information on your computer at a local storage.

Cookies do not necessarily identify you personally, but if you also log in to a service on our site (such as to leave an annotation, or to interact with the submission or payments systems) then they can be matched to an individual. The analytics cookies used for site usage monitoring only allow us to see anonymous and aggregated information. IP addresses might potentially identify individual users, but only when combined with other information, which we do not do. The interaction data is anonymous. Persistent cookies remain on your device until a set expiry date or until you delete them, for example: information about you and your preferences.

Gigvvy may also use Google AdWords from time to time remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to those who have previously visited our site. This service uses cookies to enable third party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on sites across the internet. Gigvvy also uses Google Analytics to help Gigvvy understands how you use the Site so that Giggvy can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit. The information is depersonalized and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Gigvvy also use Mixpanel to understand our visitor and user traffic. Mixpanel is owned by Mixpanel Inc, and Mixpanel use the Analytics Services Information to compile reports on the activity on the Services for Gigvvy and the information is governed by the Mixpanel Terms of Use and the Mixpanel Privacy Policy. Gigvvy use Hubspot or Customerly for customer service. HubSpot uses cookies to track visitors and contacts. A small txt file will be left behind on a visitor's device when they come to the Site and that helps HubSpot identify them on future visits. Gigvvy may also use social sharing tools from, including but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Raddit, Telegram, and/orLinkedin, that may add cookies to allow you to participate in sharing articles or reading our latest tweets.

If you do not wish for cookies to be placed on your computer or any other device, you can change the settings on your browser or device to reject cookies. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies. The independent AboutCookies.org website contains detailed information on how to modify your browser settings. You acknowledge that if you do set your Internet browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to access all of the functions of the Site.

Gigvvy Sites may contain content and links to other sites that are operated by third parties that may also operate cookies. We don’t have the access and control these Third-party Sites or cookies and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. Please consult the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of the relevant Third-party Site to find out how that site collects and uses your information and to establish whether and for what purpose they use cookies. If you are still looking for more information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Changes to this Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Gigvvy may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion, to reflect changes in how we treat your personal information and data, to comply with legislation, improve the site or to institute good practice. Gigvvy will inform you of these changes by posting them to the Site. It is the User’s responsibility to be aware of changes posted on this Site. We encourage visitors and Users to check this page frequently for any changes and updates to its Privacy Policy. First published October, 2019.


Website and Services

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Where can I deposit my data to and what should I write in the Data Availability Statement? 


Data in the main article

The                          data used to support the findings of this research are available within the main article.


Data in supplementary information files

The                          data used to support the findings of this research are available within the supplementary information file(s).


Data from the previous report

Previously reported                            data were used to support this study and are available at Doi:                    These prior datasets are cited at relevant places within the main article as references.


Data deposited in a recognised repository

We recommend authors to deposit their data in a freely accessible public repository that meets appropriate standards of archiving and citation, which could further be used for analysis, reuse, share, and verification. We recommended to deposit your data in the following depositories; Figshare, Zenodo, and the Center for Open Science Framework. Once you deposit your data in the repository, you shall receive a DOI along with a URL link. Upon submission through Gigvvy Science, you must include the data DOI and URL into the Data Availability Statement. Laboratory websites, notebook or personal data stores such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and OneDrive acceptable for data sharing. It is encourage authors to cite the deposited dataset using DOI and located URL and describe its accessibility through the Data Availability statement.

The                          data used to support the findings of this research have been deposited in the                        repository. 
Doi:                                                   URL:                                                   .


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If your data are not authorised to share publicly, you can also make data available upon request. It will be required to provide names and contact details of who should be contacted to request the data. If in any case, you do not own the data, the source must be credited as appropriate and details of how to access the data should be given.

The                             data used to support the findings of this research are available from the corresponding author upon request.

The                           data that support the findings of this research are available from                             but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license                          for the current research, and are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of                          .
Please contact                     and Email to                             requests for access.


Access to data is not available

If your data is not freely available, you should provide detailed explanations of available data, this may be ethical concerns, such as third-party rights, patient privacy, and commercial confidentiality.

The                           data used to support the findings of this study have not been made available because                            . 


Data generated at a central, large scale facility

Raw data                      were generated at the                           large-scale facility. Derived data supporting the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon request.


There are no data were used to support this research

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