Acknowledgment of Data Use and Disclaimer

Data and information released from the Diatom EST Database website are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete.

Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. We request that information derived from it not be published prior to our publication without permission (see below).

Our policy is to release data in a timely and prompt manner to aid the progress of science in general and research on diatoms in particular. However, it is not intended to allow others to preempt our scientific publications by rushing to publication in advance of our own efforts.

Therefore, permission should be obtained from Chris Bowler in writing in advance of submitting any articles containing data or figures primarily derived from this website prior to our publication.

In accordance with scientific protocol, appropriate acknowledgment of the data should be made in any publications or other disclosures concerning data or information made available on this web site. We recommend references in a manuscript to unpublished data as "The Diatom EST Database, personal communication" or credit to individual researcher(s) as indicated in the written permission to publish. For acknowledgments, the following is requested: [xxxx] data was obtained from The Diatom EST Database website at that was supported by Genoscope (France) and the European Union Diatomics project.

Except as expressly described above, please do not reproduce, redistribute, transfer, or publish any information or data from the Diatom EST Database web site in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Chris Bowler