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The Lens.org platform that you see today is the product of over two decades of creative output from a team of professionals at Cambia, a global non-profit social enterprise. The Lens is committed to its mission to make knowledge open, meaningful, useful and accessible. At the same time, we ask that all community members and especially those who use Lens.org and the API for other than academic, non-commercial use cases to contribute to the maintenance and development of the platform towards its mission.
As an open and public resource, Lens.org is designed to provide valuable tools to make science- and technology-enabled problem solving more effective, efficient and inclusive.
Using Lens Services
- You may:
- Copy and redistribute the data in any medium or format;
- Modify, transform, adapt or create derivative works from the data.
- Appropriate Attribution is used;
- Improvements must be shared under open source principles;
- The Lens ID is retained in any redistribution of data.
If you modify, transform, adapt or create derivative works from the exported Lens data, we ask that you share the improvements under open principles, resonant with CC:BY:SA. For example, if you clean or disambiguate the accessed Lens author or affiliation data, you are required to make the data available to us and to the community, post the Lens logo or attribution badge on your website if you have one, or promote the use of Lens.org in other ways. Details can be found in the Attribution section.
If you elect not to share the improvements, we ask that you take up a paid subscription. If you are an incorporated entity and require access to tailored Lens services, we ask that you take an institutional membership. For example, if you want to curate your institutional scholarly collection, enhance its metadata, or integrate citation counts, you will need to become an institutional member. If your institution’s mission is aligned with that of The Lens and you are willing to complement the Lens resources to implement new features in the public platform, then we ask that you contact us.
In accessing these Services, you may not engage in deceptive behaviour or use any automated crawlers, robots, spiders, or other automated downloading programs to: (i) continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract or index any content; (ii) harvest personal information from the Services for the purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorised material; or (iii) cause disruption to the working of the Services or any other person’s use of the Services. If the Service contains robot exclusion files or robot exclusion headers, you agree to honour them and not use any process to bypass them.
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Separate Agreements and Additional Terms
Using Lens Web Services
When using any data obtained through our Services internally, in a product or service, or including data in a redistribution, please acknowledge The Lens by including the URL https://www.lens.org/, or a link to a relevant search or collection on the lens.org domain. The Lens logo image files are available in our Press Kit and must be used for digital or print attribution along with the link to The Lens website. Please use the expression 'Enabled by The Lens' or 'Data Sourced from The Lens' and the Lens.org URL. Please ensure that the Lens logo and link is prominently displayed at the point of delivery of the services or data derived from Lens, to the end-user. Alternatively you can use the Lens Attribution badge by copying and pasting this iframe code snippet into your website.
<iframe src="https://lens.org/lens/embed/attribution" scrolling="no" height="30px" width="100%"></iframe>
For publications and reports that use The Lens data, please cite one of our relevant articles:
- Jefferson, O. A., Koellhofer, D., Warren, B., and Jefferson, R. (2019, November 25). The Lens MetaRecord and LensID: An open identifier system for aggregated metadata and versioning of knowledge artefacts. (https://doi.org/10.31229/osf.io/t56yh)
- Jefferson, O.A., Adam Jaffe, Doug Ashton, Ben Warren, Deniz Koellhofer, Uwe Dulleck, Aaron Ballagh, John Moe, Michael DiCuccio, Karl Ward, Geoff Bilder, Kevin Dolby, and Richard Jefferson (2018) Mapping the global influence of published research on industry and innovation. Nature Biotechnology 36, 31-39. (https://www.lens.org/036-630-785-708-925, https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4049)
- Jefferson, R. (2017). Comment: Turning science into social outcomes. Nature 548, S8. (https://www.lens.org/020-882-124-317-089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/548s8a)
- Jefferson, O.A., Köllhofer, D., Ehrich, T.H. & Jefferson, R. A. (2013) Transparency Tools in Gene Patenting for informing policy and practice. Nature Biotechnology 31, 1086–1093 (https://www.lens.org/142-142-407-547-239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.2755)
- Jefferson, O.A., Köllhofer, D., Ehrich, T.H. & Jefferson, R. A. (2015) Gene patent practice across plant and human genomes. Nature Biotechnology 33 (10) 1033-1038 (https://www.lens.org/026-356-598-561-911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3364)
- Jefferson, O.A., Köllhofer, D., Ehrich, T.H. & Jefferson, R. A. (2015) The ownership question of plant gene and genome Intellectual properties. Nature Biotechnology 33 (11) 1138-1143 (https://www.lens.org/024-987-588-745-109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3393)
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Limitation of Liability
In no event will Cambia or The Lens be liable for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; or (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data as a result of using our Services. Cambia or The Lens shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control.
General Representation and Warranty
Some of these national patent offices do a great job of converting the text and drawings of the physical documents into electronic format, and some of them do a not-so-great job. So while a lot of documents have searchable full text and great looking drawings that can easily be viewed online or in a PDF, some of the documents do not. Sometimes the text – especially in non-Roman alphabets and with non-standard characters – doesn’t display perfectly, sometimes the equations don’t appear properly on the screen, and sometimes the drawings and diagrams don’t look quite right.
We do our best, but we’re limited with what we have to work with. So, if something is missing – or worse yet is actually wrong – please let us know. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that the data and documents we present will be perfectly accurate or complete. Go complain to the patent office, instead.
If you’re sick, you can use sites on the internet to learn what to ask your doctor about, but the internet itself is not your doctor. Similarly, we are not your lawyer! So if you’re concerned about whether you might be infringing someone else’s patent or whether they might be infringing your patent, look at the patent documents, run your analyses, and decide for yourself whether or not you need to hire a lawyer. If you do, we hope the Lens provides you and your lawyer with a lot of useful information. But remember that they get to charge those outrageous fees for a reason, and no amount of information we can provide can make up for their training and experience. . . yet.
https://microsoftdocs.github.io/MAG/Getting-MAG-On-ADLS.html The PubMed data is shared with the Lens under this license: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/download/terms_and_conditions.html The CrossRef data is shared with the Lens under this license: https://www.crossref.org/requestaccount/termsandconditions.html