Acknowledgement of Contributions
Updated on 7/24/2021, 9:55:11 AM
Policy on recognition of the work of data providers
You may use the data from the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal to author results obtained from your analyses of relevant data, provided that your published results acknowledge the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network (CPHLN), CanCOGeN VirusSeq and all laboratories having contributed data. We suggest using the following acknowledgement sentence: "The results here are in whole or part based upon data hosted at the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal: https://virusseq-dataportal.ca/. We wish to acknowledge the following organisations/laboratories for contributing data to the Portal: Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network (CPHLN), CanCOGGeN VirusSeq and (insert complete list of labs available at https://virusseq-dataportal.ca/acknowledgements)". You can redistribute the data available on the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal under the same terms and conditions as specified in this policy. You should not impose any additional or different terms or conditions on, or apply any effective technological measures to, the data, if doing so restricts the use of the data by others.
Please note that the data that is being shared is the work of many individuals and should be treated as unpublished data. If you wish to publish research using the data, contact us at email@example.com first to ensure that those who have generated the data can be involved in its analysis. You are responsible to make the best efforts to collaborate with representatives of the data providers responsible for obtaining the specimen(s) and involve them in such analyses and further research using such data. The metadata available on the Canadian VirusSeq Data Portal comprises only a small fraction of the rich Canadian COVID-19 related datasets that you can have access to through more formal collaboration with CPHLN and CanCOGeN VirusSeq members.