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  ENCODE Consortium Data Release Policy Summary

Please observe the following guidelines when using ENCODE data:

  • Data users may freely use ENCODE data, but may not, without prior consent, submit publications or make public presentations that use an unpublished ENCODE dataset until nine months following the release of the dataset (see time stamp for release date).
  • The publication and presentation moratorium is expected to extend to all forms of public disclosure, including meeting abstracts, oral presentations, and formal electronic submissions to publicly accessible sites (e.g., public websites, web blogs).
  • Resource users are expected to acknowledge the following in all oral or written presentations, disclosures, or publications of the analyses:
  • Data users should properly acknowledge the ENCODE Project and resource producer(s) as the source of the data in any publication.
  • See the full ENCODE-modENCODE Data Release Policy (2008-Present) document for further details, and the ENCODE-modENCODE Data Release Policy description page at NHGRI for background.