Most of the clones distributed by
our BACPAC Resource Center(BPRC), have been prepared in our
local laboratory as part of BAC, PAC or fosmid libraries.
In addition to the locally-generated clones, several additional
clone resources have been imported from other institutions
to be maintained and distributed through BPRC.
What does it mean
if we offer clones for sale? In fact the clones are not for
sale at all!
The situation is
similar to software licensing. When you order a clone or an
entire clone collection, you pay a license fee which permits
the use of the clones for research applications within the
laboratory of the specific researcher. The clones are not
transferrable without permission. Discoveries prepared with
the clones are not owned in any way by the clone provider.
The licence fees we charge are part of a not-for-profit mechanism
to cover the costs associated with the operation of the BACPAC
Resource Center and these charges include the maintenance
of our clone collections.
17, 2004, we are requiring all new users to agree to the terms
of our distribution mechanism when a new online ordering account
is set up. Users with an existing account will also
encounter this requirement for a one-time consent to the conditions
of clone licensing when they place their next order. This
requirement is very comparable to the licensing of software.
Please don't order and use our clones unless you agree
with our modest conditions.
clone licensing agreement can be downloaded in PDF format
and printed on your local printer. Please click on the following
Use Agreement (PDF Format) V1.2
Prior to June 7th 2007, you may have agreed to the following agreement:
Use Agreement (PDF Format) V1.1
Prior to January
25, 2005, you may have agreed to a slightly different form:
Use Agreement (PDF Format) V1.0)
In order to view
this file you will need to have installed the Adobe