The conditions of scientific collaboration

A collaboration can be established by a letter from the beamline director stating the following points:

1. A request for the HKL (HKL-2000) program on the basis of scientific collaboration.

2. Facility personnel will notify the program authors of any program malfunction brought to their attention so the program may be improved. Facility personnel shall refrain from reporting program malfunctions in publications or public meetings until the program authors have had a month to try and fix the malfunction.

3. Beamline users will be informed on the WEB page about this collaborative agreement. The WEB page will include instructions for citing the program in publications[1], and will additionally include an acknowledgment for NIH grant GM-53163 to ZO and WM laboratories.

4. Commercial users and experimenters conducting commercial research will be informed (WEB page) that the beamline license does not cover commercial research. The facility will inform commercial users they must obtain a commercial licence for processing the data collected with synchrotron radiation.

[1] Z. Otwinowski and W. Minor "Processing of X-ray Diffraction Data Collected in Oscillation Mode", Methods in Enzymology, Volume 276: Macromolecular Crystallography, part A, p. 307-326, 1997, C.W. Carter, Jr. and R.M. Sweet, Eds., Academic Press. [View HTML document]