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, Maccari G, Marsh SGE, Walter L, Blokhuis J, Bimber B, Parham P, De Groot NG, Bontrop RE, Guethlein LA, and Hammond JA
    KIR Nomenclature in non-human species
    Immunogenetics (2018), in preparation

We are strongly opposed to the mirroring of the data contained on our sites, 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.


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 Nomenclature Committees 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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