Legal Framework and Ethical Use of This Resource
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) offers this image repository to encourage cross-disciplinary science. Some of this data may already be published or in public domain. In addition, confidential information may be posted which has not yet been published or is subject of patent applications yet to be filed. Data may also be subject to copyright and commercial use may be protected under United States and foreign copyright laws. Other parties may retain rights to publish or reproduce these documents. In addition, some data may be the subject of patent applications or issued patents, and you may need to seek a license for its commercial use. These exceptions are listed on our Data Usage Policies and Restrictions page. If you are a contributor submitting data to this image repository, you are certifying that you are the original source of this data and are authorized to release the data that is permitted by your local IRB, when relevant. You also certify that you will consult with your institution’s technology development office before posting or disclosing confidential information which may be patentable. You may browse, download, and use the data for commercial, scientific and educational purposes. However, you may encounter documents or portions of documents contributed by private institutions or organizations. NCI and UAMS do not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for accuracy, completeness or usefulness of information in this archive. Every effort will have been made to remove private health information (PHI) from images both by the submitter and again by tested automatic de-identification processes by UAMS as required by HIPAA for data use agreements [45CFR164.514(e)(4)], i.e., appropriate safeguards to ensure that protected health information (PHI) is not used or disclosed inappropriately. Nonetheless ethical principles command all users to make no attempt to identify individuals from whatever data elements and metadata remain. By continuing with this registration process, you understand that all necessary information describing the use of the system is detailed in the online help documentation accessible from the left-menu bar from within the application.