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Using SEER Data

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 09:26:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4705F532.6060505@cancer.org.uk>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

I've had a very quick look at this. It might be salutary to read some 
parts of the data-user agreement.



1. You will not use nor permit others to use the data in any way other 
than for statistical reporting and analysis for research purposes. The 
SEER Program must be notified if it is discovered that there has been 
any other use of the data.

<snip>

3. You will not attempt to link nor permit others to link the data with 
individually identified records in another data base.

<snip>

6. You will not release nor permit others to release the data in full or 
in part to any person except with the written approval of the SEER 
Program. In particular, all members of the research team who have access 
to the data must have signed data-use agreements.

<snip>

7. You will use appropriate safeguards to prevent use or disclosure of 
the information other than as provided for by this data-use agreement. 
If accessing the data from a centralized location on a time sharing 
computer system or LAN with SEER*Stat or another statistical package, 
you will not share your logon name and password with any other 
individuals. You will also not allow any other individuals to use your 
computer account after you have logged on with your logon name and password.



I don't know to what extent this therefore causes problems with the idea 
of sharing the data; while it can still be copied into an rdf format, 
doing so and then keeping it on a local server seems (mostly) pointless.


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