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Data Usage Policy

As a public service, the raw sequence data from the genome sequencing projects are being made available by the 150 tomato genome project consortium before scientific publication. The purpose of this policy is to balance the imperative of TTI-GG that the data is available to the scientific community as soon as possible with the reasonable expectation that the collaborators will publish their results without concerns about potential preemption by other groups that did not participate in the effort.

These pre-publication data are preliminary and may contain errors. The goal of our policy is that early release should enable the progress of science. By accessing these data, you agree not to publish any articles containing analyses of genes or genomic data on a whole genome or chromosome scale prior to publication by WUR and its collaborators of its comprehensive genome analysis. These restrictions will be lifted on the publication of the whole genome description or the expiration of a 12-month period after public release of the raw data, assembly and SNP calling, whichever comes first. During this waiting period, the data will be available for any kind of publication that does not compete directly with planned publications (e.g. reserved analyses) of WUR and collaborators. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the principal collaborator to discuss about their intentions and any potential collaboration Reserved analyses include the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features such as genes, gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, GC content, etc., and whole-genome comparisons of regions of evolutionary conservation or change.

If these data are used for publication, the following acknowledgment should be included: "These sequence data were produced by the 150 tomato genome consortium in collaboration with the user community." We request that you notify us upon publication so that this information can be included in the final annotation.

The data may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the restrictions in the previous paragraphs. While still in waiting period status, the assembly and raw sequence reads should not be redistributed or repackaged without permission from WUR." Once moved to unreserved status, the data are freely available for any subsequent use.