[ensembl-dev] Permission to provide a link of your published websites for our database.

Paul Flicek flicek at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Jul 31 10:57:51 BST 2014

Dear Prof. M. K. Verma,

Thank you for your message and interest in the Ensembl data.

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I hope that you will incorporate our data into your resource as this type of usage is one of the reasons that Ensembl exists, but we will not be applying a Creative Commons (or any other license) to the Ensembl data as this would be either more restrictive than our current situation or confusing given the data that we provide.

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Paul Flicek
Ensembl Project Leader

On 31 Jul 2014, at 06:55, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Verma <nitraipur.btisnet at nic.in> wrote:

> To,
> Ensemble Development team
> I want to let you know that me and my team member has developed a database on Gynecological Cancer in which we have given link to your website Ensemble. Information on these subjects might be worthy of inclusion in our database.
> The Gynecological Cancer Database (GCDB) is a manually curated catalog of experimenatlly validated genes that are thought to be involved in the different stages of various gynecological cancers and breast cancer. GCDB contains information about genes and miRNA which can be used as potential biomarkers for various gynecological cancers and breast cancer. However the wealth of information available is scattered in literature and not easily amenable to data-mining. To reduce this gap, we have developed Gynecological Cancer Database (GCDB), which is as an integrated gateway to study gynecological cancers and breast cancer related data. 
> We can only use your material if you are willing to grant permission for it to be used under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License. This means that although you retain the copyright and authorship of your own work, you are granting permission for all others to use, copy, and share your materials freely—and even potentially use them commercially—as long as they do not try to claim the copyright themselves, or try to prevent others from using or copying them freely.
> I am seeking your format permission to provide a link for the said GCDB to your published websites.
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> Prof. M. K. Verma
> Coordinator
> Sub-DIC Bioinformatics
> National Institute of Technology Raipur, 
> (C.G.), India.
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