[open-science] EMBL puts data in the public domain via CC0

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri May 22 16:04:16 UTC 2009

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it, EMBL has used CC0 for some of
their data. Great news!

I've entered the material in CKAN at:



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EMBL puts data in the public domain via CC0

May 7th, 2009 by Kaitlin Thaney

EMBL - the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, has made part of
their SIDER Side Effect Resource available to the public free of
restriction via CC0, placing it in the public domain.

The database, SIDER, contains information on marketed medicines and
their recorded adverse side effects and drug reactions. Included in
this dataset is information on the frequency of these drug reactions,
other drug and side effect classifications as well as links to other
relevant resources. To date, 888 drugs are listed in the database, a
tremendous resource for research and drug discovery.

The mapping of labels and euphoria-related side effects are now public
domain, with some other side effect information available for download
under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.

Have you made your information available using CC0? We’re love to hear
about it. Drop us a note.

For more information about our data policy and reasoning, see our
Database Protocol or “Freedom to Research” available for download over
at our Reading Room.


Kaitlin Thaney
Program Manager
Science Commons, a project of Creative Commons
kaitlin at creativecommons.org

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Jonathan Gray

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