SWISS-MODEL | Terms of Use

DISCLAIMER
SWISS-MODEL generates theoretical models by automated homology modelling techniques. The result of any theoretical modelling procedure is NON-EXPERIMENTAL and MUST be considered with care as models may contain significant errors. This is especially true for automated modelling since there is no human intervention during model building. All information on the SWISS-MODEL site is provided "AS-IS", without any warranty, expressed or implied.

COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
SWISS-MODEL is developed by the Computational Structural Biology Group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics at the Biozentrum, University of Basel. SWISS-MODEL server, website, logo, name and models produced by SWISS-MODEL are copyright. When you publish or patent results which were fully or partially based on models obtained from SWISS-MODEL, please cite the corresponding papers.


SWISS-MODEL Repository: There are no restrictions on the use of individual SWISS-MODEL Repository entries for academic use. Downloading the entire database or substantial portions of the database, systematic or automatic downloading of data, mirroring the server, activities that may impact the stable operation of the service or any commercial redistribution of the data obtained from SWISS-MODEL is prohibited. For programmatic access to the SWISS-MODEL Repository, please refer to the documentation for how to link and programmatically access SWISS-MODEL Repository. Please cite the following reference:

  • Kiefer, F.; Arnold, K.; Kunzli, M.; Bordoli, L.; Schwede, T. (2009). The SWISS-MODEL Repository and associated resources. Nucleic Acids Research, 37, D387-92.

SWISS-MODEL Workspace:  There are no restrictions on using SWISS-MODEL Workspace for academic use on individual protein sequences. Systematic or automatic access, mirroring the server, activities that may impact the stable operation of the service or any commercial redistribution of the data obtained from SWISS-MODEL is prohibited. Usage by commercial entities and non-academic research is not permitted. Programmatic access to the SWISS-MODEL Workspace is not supported. Large scale modelling projects can be done in collaboration - please contact us directly. Please cite the following references:

  • Arnold, K.; Bordoli, L.; Kopp, J.; Schwede, T. (2006). The SWISS-MODEL workspace: a web-based environment for protein structure homology modelling. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), 22(2), 195-201.
  • Bordoli, L.; Kiefer, F.; Arnold, K.; Benkert, P.; Battey, J.; Schwede, T. (2009). Protein structure homology modelling using SWISS-MODEL Workspace. Nature Protocols, 4, 1-13.
  • Biasini et al., manuscript in preparation.

Beta SWISS-MODEL:  The beta-version of the service is not intended for productive use - but only for for testing and development purposes. Access and usage of the interactive beta SWISS-MODEL service (http://beta.swissmodel.expasy.org) is restricted to non-profit/academic users solely for educational purposes or for basic research intended to advance scientific knowledge. Usage by commercial entities and non-academic research labs is not permitted. Programmatic access to the interactive beta SWISS-MODEL is not supported.  Information and services on the SWISS-MODEL beta are provided "AS-IS" for testing and development purposes without any warranty, expressed or implied. Please report any problems or issues to help-swissmodel@unibas.ch.

Commercial Users: Some software packages used by SWISS-MODEL require a licence for usage by non-academic users. The usage of the public service is therefore restricted to academic use. If you are interested in establishing a private secure SWISS-MODEL service for your organization, please contact us.

PRIVACY
SWISS-MODEL is committed to providing quality information and services to the scientific community. In order to do this, we need to store some information about the usage of our websites. The information we collect is used exclusively for internal review, to improve the quality of our services and hardware infrastructure, and to also justify continued support of SWISS-MODEL. SWISS-MODEL is hosted in Switzerland by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and University of Basel.  We strive to protect the privacy of our users and will never sell, share or exchange information about our users with any third parties. However, SWISS-MODEL is operated in an academic IT environment; data transfer between the user and SWISS-MODEL is performed over the Internet using unencrypted protocols in clear text (HTTP, EMAIL); access to result data via URLs is not protected.  All services are provided "AS-IS" without any warranty, expressed or implied. Therefore, SWISS-MODEL must NOT be used on any data which must remain confidential for legal or IP reasons. If you are interested in establishing a private secure SWISS-MODEL service for your organization, please contact us.