Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Project Plan Post 4 of 7: IPR (Licensing for Content, Source Code and Data)

IPR and Data Licenses                                       

With the exception of potentially sensitive commercial, budgetary and personnel information, the UoL offers a non-exclusive licence to JISC and its representatives to utilise archive and disseminate any documentation produced as part of this project.  This information will be made available in the public domain via the project website and via regular project reports to JISC. Technical developments will be licensed as open source where appropriate and will be made available to the JISC and the wider educational community.

In terms of access to the data sources used within the Halogen database then users should follow the guidelines laid out in the data staement below. This applies to the data sources currently used within the system. As a result of this project new sources and therefore new conditions may be introduced.
Data License Statement

There are several legal and licence restrictions for each of the source databases and we have taken great care to try and maintain these restrictions in the HALOGEN project.  Unfortunately we cannot monitor or control the actions of end users so we request that researchers comply with these restrictions and if necessary, or they have any concerns, contact the original suppliers of each database for further clarifications. 

The major restrictions are:
  • The HALOGEN project supplies data with the understanding that the users are bona fide researchers acting on a non-commercial basis. No data from the system can be used for commercial purposes.
  •  All data that is displayed as mapped is georeferenced to British National Grid. BNG is Crown Copyright and any publication must acknowledge the Ordnance Survey and carry the following copyright notice: ‘© Crown Copyright. An Ordnance Survey supplied service’.  Please refer to the OS website for complete details on how to do this.
  • If ancillary data, such as county boundaries downloaded from Edina are plotted remember to acknowledge and follow the Edina guidelines.     
The HALOGEN project requests that end users stay within the bounds of these restrictions. The HALOGEN project would like users to consider how they use the data and how they are presenting the data. For example,  are you displaying these data in the public domain in a way that may compromise confidential numbers or locations? This may be as a publication Figure, as a poster or hardcopy, or over the internet in tables, interactive maps, and as downloadable files.

Portable Antiquities Scheme
These data are covered by the freedom of information public scheme:
General terms and conditions of their website can be found at:
Specific terms and conditions can be found in documents on the PAS website.

Key to English Place Names
Contact: Dr Jayne Carroll, Director of the Institute for Name Studies, University of Nottingham.

Genetics University of Leicester
Contact: Professor Mark A. Jobling, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester.

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