MSigDB License

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License details for the "Molecular Signature Database (MSigDB)", the Broad Institutes database of gene sets

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Availability:
This database is freely available to individuals in academic and private institutions.
There are no licensing fees.

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Prerequisites to use:
We request that every unique user kindly register at our web site.
Registration helps us track usage and justifies software support to funding agencies.
It also gives us a sense for whether we are doing something beneficial.

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Acknowledgements
The Molecular Signature Database (MSigDB) is a collection of gene sets maintained by the GSEA team. The team welcomes and appreciates contributions to this shared resource and encourages users to submit their gene sets to <gsea@broad.mit.edu>

Our thanks to the many contributors. A full list can be found in MSigDB_Acknowledgements

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Redistribution
We are happy to share our database with you. If you would like to directly incorporate MSigDB gene sets into your application,we suggest linking to our website or FTP site. This way you can be assured of being up-to-date with the current version.

If you would rather use some other mechanism, please contact us.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Your download or display of the database of gene sets known as Molecular Signature Database (“MSigDB”), or any component thereof, found at http://www.broad.mit.edu/gsea/msigdb/msigdb_index.html is personal to you as an individual and is limited to one single user to copy, display, and use for internal research purposes only. You do not have the right to sublicense or distribute MolSigDB, in whole or in part, without prior permission from MIT.

No further rights are conferred upon You by implication, estoppel, or otherwise to any computer software, database, trademark, intellectual property, or patent rights of MIT, or any other entity, except as expressly granted herein. You agree never to use MolSigDB as the basis of a commercial software or hardware product and that the same shall not be rewritten or otherwise adapted to circumvent the need for obtaining a license for use of MSigDB other than as specified herein. You agree not to put MSigDB on a network, server, or other similar technology that may be accessed by any individual other than You.

You acknowledge that title to MolSigDB shall remain with MIT. Should You incorporate any data from MSigDB into any software or database, you must retain, to the extent MSigDB is marked with a MIT copyright notice or notice of attribution to contributors, such notice.

MSigDB IS DELIVERED “AS IS.” MIT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING MSigDB, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE ABSENCE OF LATENT OR OTHER DEFECTS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE. MIT EXTENDS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AS TO MolSigDB CONFORMITY WITH WHATEVER USER MANUALS OR OTHER LITERATURE MAY BE ISSUED FROM TIME TO TIME.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MIT, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ECONOMIC DAMAGES OR INJURY TO PROPERTY AND LOST PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER MIT SHALL BE ADVISED, SHALL HAVE OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT SHALL KNOW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE FOREGOING.

If, by operation of law or otherwise, any of the aforementioned warranty disclaimers are determined inapplicable, Your sole remedy against MIT, regardless of the form of action, including, but not limited to, negligence and strict liability, shall be replacement of MSigDB with an updated version, if one exists.

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