Usage Policy

We encourage the SCL and iBiology community, non-profit organizations, bloggers, news media, etc, to share our videos through social media and to embed individual films in contextually relevant ways on non-commercial websites using embed code found on the SCL and iBiology YouTube channels. Non-commercial usage of SCL and iBiology videos should follow the terms of our Creative Commons license, Attribution – NonCommercial – NonDerivative (BY-NC-ND), and the guidelines that are listed below, which may be updated from time to time. Please note that this license only applies to our content posted on YouTube. For our feature films’ content, please please contact us for more information.

If you are a for-profit company seeking to license or use SCL videos or iBiology talks, please contact us with your request.

Are SCL and iBiology materials copyrighted?
Yes. Creative Commons licensing doesn’t replace copyright — which remains undivided with Science Communication Lab, Inc.

What does the SCL and iBiology Creative Commons license allow?
We make SCL and iBiology videos available under the Creative Commons license “Attribution – NonCommercial – NonDerivative” in order to allow non-commercial entities to use the videos freely and easily. Important restrictions apply, though, particularly for corporations. SCL and iBiology’s Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license allows you to display SCL and iBiology videos under the following conditions:

  • Attribution (BY): You must explicitly reference SCL or iBiology as the original source of the materials, and SCL or iBiology’s logos within the videos and visuals.
  • NonCommercial (NC): You can’t use SCL or iBiology videos (or any parts of them) for commercial purposes. 
  • NonDerivative (ND): You cannot alter the videos in any way. This means you cannot edit, remix, cut, shorten, add overlays or alter them in any way.
  • These conditions can be modified only by explicit permission of Science Communication Lab, Inc.
  • The complete text of the license can be seen on the Creative Commons (CC) license website.

Can I repost or republish SCL or iBiology videos on my site or blog?
Yes, as long as you meet the Creative Commons guidelines above and follow the guidelines below:

  • Video player: You must embed the video using the embed code found on the YouTube video on the SCL or iBiology YouTube Channel page. This allows us to further our overall mission by tracking video usage. 
  • Attribution: You must add a visible link back to
  • Running videos and talks in their entirety: You may not edit SCL or iBiology videos, or alter them in any way. 

Can I re-upload SCL videos on an internet video platform?

Can I project SCL videos to a group of people?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above. For projecting SCL videos, we recommend requesting a high-def video from us rather than projecting the streaming file from the web.

Can I show SCL videos during my conference?
Yes, as long as it’s within the scope of a non-commercial event, and as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above. 

Can I use SCL videos in my classroom?
Yes, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above. Many teachers use SCL videos to stimulate discussions with students or to complement course materials, and we encourage you to do so as well.

Can I re-edit and remix SCL videos?
No. Our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license clearly states that “derivative works” of any kind (edits, cuts, re-mixes, mashups, etc.) are not allowed without explicit permission from SCL.

Can I translate SCL videos?
Yes! Please contact us to get more information and share your translation with us.

Can I use SCL videos in my documentary?
Please contact us to request use within a documentary or other forms of commercial media.