GO Redistribution and Citation Policy

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GO Policy

The GO database and vocabularies are in the public domain. The annotations provided by member organizations in the Current Annotations table are also in the public domain. The GO Consortium gives permission for any of its products to be used without license for any purpose under three conditions:

1. That the Gene Ontology Consortium is clearly acknowledged as the source of the product;
2. That any GO Consortium file(s) displayed publically include the version number(s) and/or date(s) of the relevant GO file(s) (The GO is evolving and changes will occur with time.);
3. That neither the content of a GO file(s) nor the logical relationships embedded within the GO file(s) be altered in any way.

Please address any questions about this policy to go@geneontology.org.

Cite GO

To reference the Gene Ontology Consortium, please cite this paper:
Gene Ontology: tool for the unification of biology. The Gene Ontology Consortium (2000) Nature Genet. 25: 25-29.

To cite the annotations of individual database groups please see the publication list.

Submit suggestions

SourceForge To submit specific suggestions for new GO terms or other content changes to the Consortium, please use the GO suggestion tracker at SourceForge.net. SourceForge.net. Help files are also available.

Please send any more general comments or questions to: go@geneontology.org. More details on how to contact GO and on how to follow the progress of the project are available from the GO Contacts page.

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