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PROSITE License Conditions

PROSITE is copyrighted by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License

Release 2024_03 of 29-May-2024 contains 1942 documentation entries, 1311 patterns, 1388 profiles and 1404 ProRule.

PROSITE was created by the group of Amos Bairoch at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in 1989.
Increased data flow and especially the automation of proteome analysis have created a requirement for resources, which cannot be addressed in full by public funding.
In 1998, it has therefore been decided to ask non-academic users to financially contribute to the maintenance of the database.
Since September 1998:

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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