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The GSEA software and source code and the Molecular Signatures Database (MSigDB) are freely available to individuals in both academia and industry for internal research purposes. We request that every unique user register at our web site, so that we could report general usage statistics to our funding agencies. For the software, the license includes the ability to modify the GSEA source code for your own use. However, if you are interested in redistributing any portion of the code or the MSigDB, or any modified versions that you may have created that include any portion of the code or the MSigDB, we ask you to please contact us for special arrangements that ensure our continuing ability to monitor the size of our user community.
Third party code: GSEA Java software would not exist without several third party API libraries. If you are a Java coder, you likely already know how jar files work. Please refer to their respective websites for exact licensing terms. Our special thanks to Jide Software and Db4o for free licenses. You cannot use either library (even if your application is free/open source) without first getting your own download and unique keys from Jide/Db4o).
Acknowledgements: The Molecular Signature Database (MSigDB) is a collection of gene sets maintained by the GSEA team. The team welcomes and appreciates contributions to this shared resource and encourages users to submit their gene sets to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our thanks to the many contributors. A full list can be found in MSigDB Acknowledgements.
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