The University of Rochester does permit outbound links to professional associations, state and government sites and regulatory bodies (e.g., JCAHO).
The University does NOT permit advertising on URMC sites by third parties (e.g., banner ads).
Opening Links in New Browser Windows/Tabs
Whether you're creating a link to an external site (non-URMC page), another page within the URMC site, or a document (such as a PDF), the link should open in the same window. Doing so will provide the best possible user experience, as it leaves the control in the hands of the user and also does not disable the Back button.
In the case of an external link, the user will be signaled that the link is going to a non-URMC page by using the link style, "link-external".