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Licence terms for access to the QCovid algorithm for
the purposes of academic research and peer review
These licence terms apply to all licences granted by THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS
AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD whose administrative offices are at
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, United Kingdom ("the
University") for use of or access to the QCovid Algorithm ("the Algorithm") through this website.
By requesting access to the Algorithm through this Website
("the Website"), you ("the User") agree that
your use of the Algorithm is subject to these licence terms and that you will
use the Algorithm only in accordance with these licence terms.
Please read these licence terms carefully before using the algorithm. If
you do not agree to these licence terms you must not request access and
you must not use the algorithm.
The algorithm may be used only for academic research or for the purpose of
peer review. The algorithm must not be used for any of the following:
- carrying out any clinical trial;
carrying out any research with a view to commercialising or exploiting
the algorithm or any derivative work, variation or adaptation of
- any other commercial purpose; or
- creating any derivative work, variation or adaptation of the algorithm.
You must not distribute or share the use of the algorithm or any derivative
work, variation or adaptation of the algorithm with any other person
- ACADEMIC USE LICENCE
- The User is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty
free licence to access and use the Algorithm provided that the User:
- uses the Algorithm only for academic research or for
the purpose of peer review;
- does not use the Algorithm for carrying out any clinical trial;
- does not use the Algorithm for carrying out any
research with a view to commercialising or exploiting
the Algorithm or any derivative work, variation or
adaptation of the Algorithm;
- does not use the Algorithm for any other commercial purpose;
- does not, and does not attempt to, use the Algorithm to
create any derivative work, variation, modification or
adaptation of the Algorithm;
- does not distribute or share the use of the Algorithm or
any derivative work, variation or adaptation of the Algorithm
with any other person.
- does not use the Algorithm for or on behalf of any third party
or to provide any service;
- does not integrate all or part of the Algorithm into any product;
- uses the Algorithm only in accordance with any instructions
and guidance for use of the Algorithm given on the Website;
- complies with the procedures on the Website in relation to
user identification, authentication and access to the
Algorithm or the Website;
- complies with all applicable laws and regulations relating
to the use of the Algorithm and the Website (or either of them);
- does not, and does not attempt to, create any derivative work
from, or any variation, modification or of adaptation of, or frame,
mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all
or any part of the Website in any form or media or by any means;
- ensures that, whenever the Algorithm is referred to in any peer
review, research publication or other document or other material,
the Copyright Notice "Copyright © 2020, University of Oxford"
- The University reserves the right, at any time and without liability
and without giving notice to the User, to: cease publishing the Algorithm;
to revise, modify or replace the Algorithm; to change the operation of
the Website; and to deny or suspend access to the Algorithm and the
Website (or either of them).
- The University reserves the right, at any time and without liability,
to change these licence terms.
- The User acknowledges and agrees that the University owns any and all
intellectual property rights in the Algorithm and in any and all results
or other output from the use of the Algorithm (except any peer review or
- The licence granted in clause 1.1 above will terminate automatically and
immediately, and the User will no longer have any right to use the Algorithm,
on any breach of the licence terms.
- INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY
- The User shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the University against
any and all claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and
costs (including, without limitation, court costs and reasonable legal fees)
arising out of or in connection with the User's possession or use of the
Algorithm, or any breach of these licence terms by the User.
- The Algorithm and the Website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis and the
User uses the Algorithm at their at their own risk. No representations,
conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind are given in respect of
the Algorithm and all statutory warranties and conditions are excluded to
the fullest extent permitted by law. Without affecting the generality of
the previous sentences, the University gives no implied or express warranty
and makes no representation that the Algorithm: (a) will enable specific results
to be obtained; or (b) meets a particular specification or is comprehensive
within its field or that it is error free or will operate without
interruption; or (c) is suitable for any particular, or the User's
- Except in relation to fraud, and death or personal injury caused by
negligence, the University will not be liable to the User in
connection with the Algorithm or the Website, in negligence or
arising in any other way, for: (a) any indirect or consequential
damage or loss; or (b) for any loss of profits, loss of revenue,
loss of data, loss of contracts or loss of opportunity, in each case
whether direct or indirect.
- The User irrevocably undertakes to the University not to bring any
claim against any employee, student, researcher or other individual
engaged by the University, that seeks to enforce against any of them
any liability whatsoever in connection with the Algorithm or the Website.
- Severability - If any provision (or part of a provision) of these licence
terms is found by any court or other body of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions (or the other
parts of that provision) shall remain in full force and effect.
- Entire Agreement - These licence terms constitute the entire agreement
between the University and the User and supersede all previous arrangements,
understandings and agreements between them relating to the Algorithm. The
User acknowledges that it has not been induced to agree to these licence
terms or to use the Algorithm or the Website by any representation, statement
or warranty (whether oral, or in writing) made by or on behalf of the
University and waives all claims for breach of any warranty and all
claims for any misrepresentation, (negligent or of any other kind,
unless made by the University fraudulently).
- Law and Jurisdiction - These licence terms and their validity and any
dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or the
Algorithm or the Website (including any non-contractual dispute or
claim) shall be governed by, and shall be construed in accordance
with, the laws of England and Wales. The User irrevocably submits
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of
any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these
licence terms or the Algorithm or the Website.
If you are interested in using the Algorithm in a way not permitted by these licence terms,
please contact Oxford University Innovation Limited to discuss obtaining an appropriate licence.
Contact details are
quoting reference .