Collaborators: Submitters may designate other FRDR users as Collaborators on a submission. Collaborators will be able to edit Content prior to publication.
Content: Data and associated material (e.g., metadata records, software code, ReadMe text, etc.) uploaded to the Service by Submitters.
Curator: An individual who has responsibility for managing a set of Content in the Service. This may include but is not limited to making acceptance decisions on submission of Content, auditing and improving metadata, and migrating the Content if necessary.
FRDR: Federated Research Data Repository
Personal Information: Personal information is any recorded information that identifies an individual.
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Service Host: The legal entity responsible for offering the Service, being the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO).
Site: Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) website, https://www.frdr-dfdr.ca/
Submitter: An individual who publishes Content to the Service. It is anticipated that, in the majority of cases, the Submitter will be an author of the Content or associated datasets or a researcher collaborating with the author(s).
User: An individual who makes use of the Service by either browsing the Site or downloading Content.
You are not permitted to use the Site or Service to:
except with the Service Host’s prior authorization, upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site or Service any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data;
utilize, in any manner, the Site or Service to send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise;
use the Site or Service to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding Users, Submitters or other persons, including e-mail addresses, without their permission;
intentionally re-identify any individual, group, organization, or any other entity, whose de-identified or anonymized data is included in the Content;
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attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or Service (or to other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Site), whether through password mining or any other means;
harass or interfere with any other User or Submitter’s use and enjoyment of the Site or Service;
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except with the Service Host’s prior authorization, “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site or Service or use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to the Service Host, the Site or Service in order to direct any person to any other websites for any purpose;
tamper with, modify, copy without express permission, amend, make derivative or reverse engineer any part of the Site or Service; or
license, sell, rent or lease any part of the Site or Service.
All Submitters agree to the following:
The Submitter hereby confirms that they are legally permitted to use the Service, eligible to submit Content to the Service per the FRDR Data Submission Policy, and takes full responsibility for their use of the Service.
In addition to the above, the Submitter represents, warrants and covenants, and can demonstrate to the Service Host’s full satisfaction upon request, that:
the Content does not violate, misappropriate or infringe the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights including moral rights, trademarks, rights in trade secrets or confidential information or other intellectual property rights;
the Content is not defamatory, harassing, threatening, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or sexually suggestive, illegal or otherwise offensive; and
At the time of submission, Submitters may decide if their Content will be public or embargoed, unless otherwise mandated by data protection and privacy laws. Submitters must also select the license terms under which the Content will be provided for public access, being either one of the open license options offered during the Content submission process or, subject to Curator approval, custom license terms. By default Content is made available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0).
Content containing Personal Information should not be submitted to the Service unless the Submitter first attests to the Service Host with evidence that the Submitter has the authority or consent to disclose that Personal Information to the Service Host and to the public via the Service.
Under the current service offering, Sensitive Content that cannot be made publicly accessible should not be submitted to the Service unless the Submitter first provides the Service Host with evidence that the Submitter has the authority or consent to disclose that Content to the public via the Service.
Submitters are responsible for providing sufficient metadata and contextual information to ensure that Content may be adequately understood and easily reused.
Submitters and their licensors retain all ownership rights to their Content. By submitting Content to the Service, the Submitter hereby grants the Service Host a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, the creation of copies, back-ups, and alteration of the data for the purposes of preservation. The Submitter further authorizes the Service Host to migrate the Content to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
For Content that is hosted on the Service, the Service Host will use commercially reasonable efforts to:
make the Content available to the public in accordance with the license terms selected by the Submitter;
use preservation procedures designed to maintain the integrity, availability and reusability of Content over the long term, subject to the Service Host’s curation and retention policies and contingent upon the availability of funding and support of the Service;
transfer Content to another suitable repository in the event of discontinuation of the Service;
make the Service available to the public, subject to interruptions due to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, upgrades, and/or repairs of telecommunications links, networks and equipment. The Service Host will not be liable in the event of any suspension, modification, discontinuance or lack of availability of the Service or the Content;
register and maintain digital object identifiers (DOIs) for the Content;
implement the restrictions, including embargo restrictions, placed on the Content as requested by the Submitter, subject to applicable laws;
support metadata standards in use across a range of academic disciplines;
provide Submitters with a selection of open license options for Content and allow for the creation of custom licenses, subject to Curator approval; and
review submissions and, where necessary, work with Submitters to ensure that Content contains sufficient metadata and contextual information to be adequately understood and easily reused.
Users of the Service will:
provide proper attribution and citation for the Content in adherence to the academic integrity norms of their field or discipline;
comply with applicable license conditions specified on the Content landing page. Download and use of Content does not transfer any ownership rights (except where Content is CC0 1.0), such as intellectual property rights, in the Content to the User; and
be solely responsible for their use of the Content.
Once Content has been submitted to the Service, Submitters may no longer directly alter, withdraw from public access or remove Content from the Service. Such requests are to be considered by curation support staff and will be granted at the discretion of a Curator.
All requests to temporarily or permanently withdraw from public access or remove Content from the Service must be made to the Service Host. Anyone wishing to have Content withdrawn from public access or removed from the Service, either for copyright infringement, or for other legitimate causes, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone wishing to have Content containing Personal Information edited, withdrawn from public access or removed from the Service should contact email@example.com.
While the Service Host will consider every request for editing, withdrawal or removal of the Content from the Service, the Service Host is not required to approve any such request. If the Service Host approves any such request, the Service Host will promptly notify the Submitter of such approval.
The Service will harvest publicly available metadata distributed across multiple Canadian platforms and repositories.
Curators will ensure that harvested metadata meets internationally accepted best practices and standards.
The Service will not transfer or ingest any research data in this process with the exception of geospatial files available from open datasets which are downloaded to provide a geospatial preview of the file on FRDR. If the data is openly available, Users will be able to access the data from the source repository.
Metadata from the Service may be freely reused under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0).
The Site, Service and Content are made available to Submitters and Users on an "AS IS" basis and you acknowledge and agree that your use of the Site, Service and Content are at your sole risk.
The Service Host does not represent, warrant or covenant that:
the Site, Service or Content will meet your requirements or that any particular result (or any result) will be obtained through using the Site or Service;
access to the Site or Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; or
the quality or reliability of the Site, Service or Content will meet your expectations or that the Content is accurate, complete, reliable, useful, timely or current.
Except as set forth herein, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Service Host disclaims any and all representations, warranties and conditions with respect to the Site, Service and Content, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, or arising by course of dealing or usage of trade, including, without limitation, warranties of title, non-infringement, quality, performance, compatibility, merchantability, and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Service Host assumes no responsibility for, and is not liable for, any damage to your equipment, data or other property as a result of your access to, use of or browsing on the Site or Services or your downloading of any Content or other materials, or inability to do any of the foregoing.
To the extent not prohibited by law, the Service Host will not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, consequential or exemplary damages arising from, relating to or connected with:
the use or inability to use the Site, Service or Content;
disclosure of, unauthorized access to or alteration of your account;
actions or inactions of other Users, Submitters or any other third parties for any reason; or
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Last Revised: 2021-11-23