A benchmark database for variations

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The VariBench database maintained at the Protein Structure and Bioinformatics Group (“LU-PSB”), Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University is maintained and provided as a public service for the academic community.

Individuals submitting data to and using the VariBench database managed by the LU-PSB should be aware of the following:

  1. The LU-PSB has a uniform policy of free and unrestricted access for the academic community to all of the data records their databases contain. Scientists worldwide can access these records to plan experiments, train and test prediction methods, or publish any analysis or critique. Appropriate credit is given by citing the database. Instructions for citing are provided in the database.
  2. The VariBench database is the intellectual property of the LU-PSB; however, submitters retain all rights to their datasets.
  3. Corrections of errors and update of the records by authors are welcome and erroneous records may be removed from the next database release.
  4. Submitters are advised that the information displayed on the Web sites maintained by the LU-PSB is fully disclosed to the public. It is the responsibility of the submitters to ascertain that they have the right to submit the data. Neither the LU-PSB nor Lund University LU bears any liability for the infringement or alleged infringement by the data contained in the databases of intellectual property rights or for the use or usefulness of the data in any way.
  5. Beyond limited editorial control, mapping of the cases at different levels, and internal integrity control, the quality and accuracy of the records are the responsibility of the submitting author, not of the LU-PSB or Lund University. The LU-PSB will work with submitters and users of the database to achieve the best quality resource possible.
  6. We keep the confidentiality of the data relating to visitors to the web site, including their identity. We do not share any information about database visitors with third parties. As database curators and owners we undertake to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in Sweden.
  7. The database does not host any advertisements.