In order to be of most use to journalists, GENeS aims to provide information as early as possible. This often means sending information about research papers, reports and other publications that are under embargo. GENeS matches any embargo times set by scientific journals or publishers, but does not impose additional embargoes.
Experts providing analysis are made aware that they are working with embargoed material, and that their comments will be subject to the same embargo.
Members of the media registering with GENeS must agree to honor all embargoes; must have no dual affiliations that might preclude their access to embargoed, potentially market-sensitive content under U.S. SEC guidelines; and must have no financial conflicts of interests that might preclude their access to embargoed, potentially market-sensitive content.
If a media outlet breaks an embargo set on GENeS material we will temporarily or permanently remove journalists from the outlet responsible. We are aware that embargo breaks can be honest mistakes, in which case the journalist responsible will be removed for two weeks. If the break is deliberate we will remove all journalists from the outlet responsible for one month. Repeated deliberate embargo breaks will lead to permanent removal.