Licence and Disclaimer

We have chosen to apply the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Licence to all copyrightable parts of our databases, which includes the sequence alignments. This means that you are free to copy, distribute, display and make commercial use of the databases in all legislations, provided you give us credit by citing the following;

  • Robinson, J, Halliwell, JA, McWilliam, H, Lopez, R and Marsh, SGE
    IPD -- the Immuno-Polymorphism Database.
    Nucleic Acids Res (2013), 41 D1234-1240

We are strongly opposed to the mirroring of the data contained on our sites, both and the IPD Databases, and would ask that rather than mirror the information, provide appropriate links where applicable.

If you intend to distribute a modified version of our data, you must ask us for permission first, please contact IPD Support for further details of how modified data can be reproduced.


The development of the IPD-KIR Database is funded by an NIH grant. The continual maintenance and any further development of the database relies on alternate sources of financial support, which are actively been sought for the continued maintenance of the database.

If you intend to use any of the data found on our sites for commercial use, we would ask you to consider funding the database and the work we do. Without continued funding the database cannot be maintained.


Where discrepancies have arisen between reported sequences and those stored in the database, the original authors have been contacted where possible, and necessary amendments to published sequences have been incorporated. Future sequencing may identify errors and the WHO Nomenclature Committee would welcome any evidence that helps to maintain the accuracy of the database. We therefore make no warranties regarding the correctness of the data, and disclaim liability for damages resulting from its use. We cannot provide unrestricted permission regarding the use of the data, as some data may be covered by patents or other rights. Any medical or genetic information is provided for research, educational and informational purposes only. It is not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care.

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