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RBK Terms of Use

(Re)Building A Kidney (RBK) strongly encourages the broader community to use our data in research, publications and presentations. The RBK data are free to use with proper citations. Please follow these "Terms of Use":

  1. Copyright to data and images on the RBK site is held by the individual contributing investigators. The Principal Investigator is listed on every data record page. Click the name in the Principal Investigator field to go to a page which will list the name and institution of the investigator.

    Acknowledge the Investigator and Consortium that generated the data and relevant publications from investigators in any of your work resulting from the use of data in the RBK repository. You can find citation information by clicking on the “Share and cite” button that is available on every data record. Also acknowledge that you obtained the dataset from the RBK repository.

    Full information on citing RBK data and the RBK site is available at: https://www.rebuildingakidney.org/about/usage.html.

  2. We suggest that you not circulate the original data you downloaded to other potential users; instead, refer them to the RBK website.

    The datasets may be periodically updated, expanded or corrected so it makes the most sense for new users to obtain the latest version directly from RBK. Doing so also helps us collect the usage data needed to demonstrate that the community is taking advantage of RBK.

  3. Please notify RBK, via help[AT]gudmap.org, about any of your publications resulting from analysis of RBK data. We will post the citations to the RBK website – providing more exposure for your work and another way for us to document how RBK is being used by the scientific community.