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Release 2017_10 of 25-Oct-2017 contains 1794 documentation entries, 1309 patterns, 1198 profiles and 1217 ProRule.
PROSITE was created by the groups of Amos Bairoch at the
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in
Increased data flow and especially the automation of proteome analysis have
created a requirement for resources, which cannot be addressed in full by
Since September 1998
In 1998, it has therefore been decided to
ask non-academic users to financially contribute to the maintenance of the
Commercial users are asked to pay a yearly license fee.
No license fee is charged to academic users, nor is any restrictions be
imposed on their non-commercial use or reuse of the data.
The funds raised are used to enhance PROSITE both in scope and quality.
All releases of PROSITE (since release number 15.0) are copyright.
Academic or commercial users can access PROSITE in the same way, but
commercial users need their company to pay a license fee irrespective
of the method by which they access the database.
Use of PROSITE for educational and training purposes (where this is the
sole reason for the use of the service) is not subject to any license
Reference to or printing of the documentation part of PROSITE entries
(within reason) remains allowed in publications.
Starting in September 1998, a system of an annual subscription fee for
commercial use of the database has been implemented. The SIB Swiss Institute of
Bioinformatics has mandated Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) SA to act as its
representative for the purpose of concluding the necessary license agreements
and levying the fees.
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