The agreement details publication requirements and how the data can and cannot be used. We encourage everyone to read the document closely and contact the Foundation with any questions. In general, the Data Commons can be used freely for non-commercial research (please contact us directly if you want to use the Data Commons for a commercial project). We do not restrict publication rights, but we do request that the Foundation be acknowledged in publications and we ask that we be sent a manuscript prior to publication for review. We also do not restrict any rights with respect to intellectual property (but if there is something that we think should be protected with a patent that the investigator has chosen not to protect, we reserve the right to pursue protection).
Investigators should not rely on this summary of the data use agreement, but instead should read the agreement HERE.