Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns the content that I produce and share with the #TransplantStories project?

You retain ownership of the content you have produced throughout the #transplantstories project. As explained in the Terms and Conditions, you are granting the #TransplantStories project non-exclusive rights to host your content on the project website. If you want to learn more about copyright look at this helpful site http://www.learncopyright.co.uk/demo/. The #TransplantStories project is committed to the concept of ‘commons’ as in encouraging the use of Creative Commons licenses for the content produced and uploaded on the project website. For more information on the options look here http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 What if I want to withdraw my content from the project website?

You can request that your content is withdrawn from the #TransplantStories up until the end of the British Transplant Games on the 30th of July 2017. After this date, it will be understood that you have consented to be included in the project even if you change your mind. You agree to this as part of the Terms and Conditions when your content is uploaded to the site.

How will the content hosted on the project website be decided upon?

Content will normally be produced in training sessions or out in the field,  uploaded to your own personal social media accounts, and then aggregated by the #TransplantStories website and social media. Your workshop tutors, working closely with your youth worker will decide what content is appropriate to host on your own blog.  You are encouraged to respond to Transplant Games in a creative way, including its current relevance, the impact of the Games on your community and the interviews with those affected by organ transplant. You will need to decide if you want to include photographs and video and if so, if you have consent from participants for these to be held on a public website.

Does my content have to be of professional standard before it will appear on the #TransplantStories website?

No. The ethos of the project is to lower the threshold for involvement in providing a creative response to the #TransplantStories using accessible digital tools and technologies. We want to include content generated by those using digital cameras or audio recorders for the first time. The quality of content is more important to us than the technical quality. That said, we will only be able to use content that has an acceptable sound and picture quality so that those accessing the website can enjoy listening, watching or reading about your creative ideas. We have included Helpful Hints on how to produce good quality audio, video and blog posts on the website.

How can visually connect my content to the #TransplantStories?

We want you, as co-creators of the #TransplantStories to have some creative licence in how your audio, video, blogs and social media artefacts connect visually to the project. We have a logo, font and colour scheme that allows for you to connect your content to the project. You can do this by using some ready-made logo images or, if you are a whizz with photoshop or another photo/video editing tool, you can create your own versions of the logo and text elements.

Video: what platforms does #TransplantStories want us to use?

We are encouraging you to either use Youtube or Vimeo for uploading the video content you produce during the course of the project.

By uploading content to your own Youtube account you retain ownership of the content but can still share this with the #TransplantStories project (by tagging content #TransplantStories). As YouTube currently requires that you are over 14 to hold an account (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802244), we are encouraging groups to create accounts to host content produced in and outside of the workshops. Remember, YouTube and Vimeo have their own community rules that you must adhere to when using these services.

Audio: what platforms does #transplantstories want us to use?

The #TransplantStories encourages you to submit audio content whether in the form of interviews of interest or podcasts of topical themes related to the #TransplantStories themes. There are a number of audio platforms in use for you to upload your content to. We are recommending that you either use Audioboom, Anchor or Soundcloud to post your content to which can then be shared with the #TransplantStories website (content should be tagged #TransplantStories).

If you choose to use Audioboom then you should be aware that you must be over 13 to host an account (http://audioboo.fm/terms). We advise that each participating group creates its own Audioboom account (they have an education initiative) and manage the uploading and sharing or content via their own blogs, thereafter.

Do you have a preferred blogging platform that we should use for the #TransplantStories?

No. You can use the platform you already feel comfortable using and we can pull content in to the #TransplantStories website using an RSS feed. It is, however, important that you ensure content is up-to-date and that links aren’t broken so that your posts appear on the #TransplantStories website as you intended. Our website is built on the WordPress platform. Alternatively, we have created accounts for you all to use the project website for creating your content.

Do you want us to share our content using popular social media channels?

Yes. One of the key guiding principles of the #TransplantStories project is to share content and enable communities not well represented in the mainstream media to be empowered to produce and gain wider recognition for their creative endeavours. The #TransplantStories project encourages the responsible use of social media to extend the offline activity to online audiences. The project team will manage an official social media account (@transplantstor1) but to have greater impact we would also like you to create and manage your own social media profiles to help spread the news about the project to your own connections and networks.  Using Twitter, you should tag your content #transplantstories to ensure it is accessible to a wider audience following the project and this also applies to photosharing platforms like Flickr and Instagram.

What permissions do I need to get before submitting my content to #TransplantStories?

For your content to be hosted on the #TransplantStories website you will need to supply consent forms if people are featured in video or audio.  It is also good practice to ensure that when writing blog posts or other creative responses that you ensure the people you are talking about know what you’re writing for and where the end result will be hosted (and for what purpose). For legal reasons anyone under the age of 18 featured in film or video will have to have completed a special minors consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian. For this reason please do not upload content featuring people under the age of 18 unless you can supply the required consent documentation to the #TransplantStories project coordinator. You also need to be aware of the need for special permissions should you produce film on private property.

Are there any restrictions on what content I can produce?

Within the restrictions of the content being related to the theme of the British Transplant Games, you can be creative with your practice as long as you have the right permissions. However, any content that #transplantstories deems to be slanderous, promoting goods or services, advocating intolerance, violence or bigotry, intentionally inaccurate in the representation of persons or places or not suitable for a PG audience will be removed from the site. We will contact you letting you know your content was not suitable for submission.

It is also your responsibility to ensure your content (whether audio, video, blog posts or social media) complies with the terms of conditions of the platform you use to host it (Youtube, Vimeo, Audioboo, Soundcloud, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, etc). You should also avoid including music in your content unless it is your own and/or you own all the rights to it. If you are in any doubt as to whether your content is suitable for the #transplantstories, please contact us and we will advise you accordingly.