Support from commercial and non-commercial organisations
Currently there is no major direct financial support for Orthogate and the whole enterprise is run by a group of keen orthopaedic surgeons who have donated their own time, computer and servers to the Orthogate Project.
The Development Team of Orthogate help to finance the project by offering time, content and servers to the project for free. Some of these individuals/websites do receive educational grants from commercial parties. Details of their funding and sponsorship arrangements can be found on their respective sites.
The Orthogate Project would like to invite all commercially interested companies to sponsor the project with educational grants under the following rules:
Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original material created by the Orthogate team or author submitted material approved by the Editorial Board.
The financial commitment from the sponsor to this educational project, gives him no right to influence the content of this website. The Orthogate Project and its controlling supervising academic society, the Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology are completely independent on all levels and more specific when it comes to the choice of published orthopaedic content, with the exception of the sponsor's clearly identified home page. There is no influence at all from the commercial parties sponsoring this project. If any such pressure would at any time occur, the sponsoring agreement with the company in question will be immediately put to a halt to safeguard the credibility of this project.
These rules comply with the code of conduct put forward by the Health on the Net Foundation.