GOLD Data Usage Policy


GOLD data is freely available for research purposes, including data analysis, research presentations, conference posters, journal publications etc.
Downloading GOLD metadata by any means including web searches, downloadable reports, screen scraping, etc., is strictly prohibited without prior permission, if the purpose is to dissect, alter and store the GOLD data in a database (relational or text) and distribute to third parties/general public/collaborators.
We are open to provide custom database reports as part of productive and mutually beneficial collaborations. Please cite (Supratim Mukherjee; Dimitri Stamatis; Jon Bertsch; Galina Ovchinnikova; Olena Verezemska; Michelle Isbandi; Alex D. Thomas; Rida Ali; Kaushal Sharma; Nikos C. Kyrpides; T. B. K. Reddy. Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD) v.6: data updates and feature enhancements. Nucl. Acids Res. (2016); doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw992) if you use GOLD data in your publications.
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