Re: [bioontology-support] Commercial License for Annotations needed or not
1) Our service at Stanford University is not capable of sustaining the level of requests required to satisfy regular commercial users.
2) It is expensive for us to provide this service, and we can not afford to make it freely available to all those who might want to use it in their commercial pipelines.
3) We have neither governmental approval in the US, nor the necessary investment in the software and its operations, to make it appropriate to use in clinical settings.
If you have a use case which is commercial but not clinical (in the US regulatory sense of 'clinical'), we encourage you to contact us directly about service licensing terms that we can offer, whether for a service we operate, or for downloading
and using our Virtual Appliance.
Note that if you download the Virtual Appliance that addresses issue (1) above, but not issues (2) and (3). It would also give you a way to easily manage which ontologies are used in your service, so you could exclude ones for which you don't
have licenses (or don't have a need).
is empty, the ontology is made freely available to the public, and you do not have to worry about 'getting a license'. If there is licensing information provided, you have to look up and follow the terms of that are described or referenced. (Most of the terms
refer to the UMLS licensing agreement, which is extremely difficult to parse, but we can't give you advice about that.
Finally, I can not offer legal advice anyway, but I note the interpretation of these terms for users who are not in the United States may require special knowledge. (For one example, the SNOMED licensing is country-based.) So you may want to contact
a lawyer to discuss your specific situation.
On Jun 24, 2019, at 2:27 AM, Rayyan Aziz Ansari <[hidden email]> wrote:
I plan to use the Annotator plus to get clinical annotations on doctors notes. I plan to filter/tag using