Welcome to OSDD.  Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) platform welcomes all those wish to join the open source drug discovery program. OSDD is a CSIR (India) lead team India consortium with international partnerships with the aim of making healthcare affordable for deserving populations. The OSDD program covers the entire spectrum of processes in drug discovery, including but not limited to, in silico screening of molecules, lead optimization, identification of drug-able non-toxic targets, in vitro and in vivo validation, pre-clinical toxicity and clinical trials.


Open Source Drug Discovery platform, hereafter referred to as OSDD, will include OSDD members, the OSDD foundation, the OSDD portal, or relates portals and websites associated with it, any outsourced activity carried out for drug discovery, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India, its partners, sponsors and agents.


OSDD enables sharing of for collaborative research for drug discovery, information, including but not limited to, ideas, articles, papers and other literary work, data, software, applications, notes, results of experiments, patented inventions, confidential information and other materials (hereafter referred to as Information) submitted by the users.


The vision statement of OSDD (hereinafter Vision) reads as: Open Source Drug Discovery is an initiative to provide affordable healthcare to the world through a global platform where the best minds can collaborate and collectively solve complex problems associated with discovering novel therapies.


The mission (hereinafter Mission) statement of OSDD reads as: Our mission is to make available affordable medicines to every single person of the developing world. We aim to bring openness and collaborative spirit in the entire drug discovery process with the objective of keeping drug cost low.
OSDD offers its services, including that of its website(s), related websites whether called as a website or portal (hereinafter referred to as Portal) to all those who are committed to the OSDD Vision and Mission. By using this Portal you agree to work in furtherance of the OSDD Vision and Mission. To use the Portal, its contents, Information and other services you agree to the following terms and conditions (Terms), the relevant applicable laws of your jurisdiction, OSDD policies, guidelines or amendments thereto that may be made available on the and intimated to you from time to time. These Terms may be updated in future and you will be able to find the most current version of these Terms on the Portal. By agreeing to the Terms you agree to abide by the future revisions as well.


In formulating these Terms the OSDD addresses the potential problem of third parties� acquiring proprietary rights based on the Information available on its Portal, either pre-existing or generated by the OSDD community, or during the drug discovery process or otherwise, without contributing the improvements made thereon by them back to OSDD. OSDD recognizes that in furtherance of its vision it may be required to prosecute appropriate legal action against those violate the condition that all improvements to or using the Information should be submitted back to OSDD.
Towards this end, all participants are required to authorize CSIR (India) acting on behalf of OSDD, to sue for violation of these Terms pertaining to whatever they contribute, to, for the sole purpose of taking legal action against any violation of the Terms and only for that purpose. This step is meant to enable legal action against appropriation of results of collaborative research without contributing the improvements thereon to the OSDD. OSDD acting through CSIR (India) will hold the Information submitted by its users and the results of collaborative research in trust as �Protected Collective Information� to act against those who appropriate these results without contributing it back.


Terms and Conditions (Terms)

 

1 Use of Services
1.1 OSDD offers the services available on its Portal to you, provided that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from participating in OSDD by the laws of India or any other applicable jurisdiction. The use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms, which take effect immediately on your agreeing to these Terms. OSDD acting through CSIR (India) reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes on the OSDD Portal.


1.2 In order to access the Information and services available on OSDD Portal you are required to provide current and accurate details for contact as well as other information required as part of the registration process. You agree to provide accurate particulars on any online form(s) available on the Portal that you may be required to fill.


1.3 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are responsible for all the activities from your account.


1.4 You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to keep abreast of any changes. OSDD does not accept any responsibility to keep you informed about any changes in the Portal or the Terms. Your continued use of the site after changes are posted on the Portal constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as modified.


2 Appropriate content
2.1 You agree that you are responsible for any content that you create, transmit or display while using the Portal. You agree to use these services only for the purposes that are legal and proper, in accordance with the vision and purpose of OSDD and in accordance with the Terms and any applicable policies or guidelines.


2.2 You agree that you will not act or indulge in any activity that will disrupt the services of the Portal or services provided therein or the connected or related networks.


3 Proprietary Rights
3.1 The Portal, its services, the content, Information, and results of collaborative research including, but not limited to, the identification of drug-able non-toxic targets, in vitro and in vivo validation, in silico screening of molecules, lead optimization, pre-clinical toxicity and clinical trials will constitute �Protected Collective Information�. You agree that the ownership of Protected Collective Information belongs solely to the OSDD and is the proprietary right of OSDD, to be held in trust on behalf of OSDD by CSIR to be used to further the Vision and Mission.


3.2 Anyone accessing the Protected Collective Information has an obligation to contribute any addition or improvements made to or using such Protected Collective Information or any research result or proprietary rights generated out of the Protected Collective Information, except as provided in these Terms, back to OSDD through this Portal to add to the Protected Collective Information. Any appropriation of the Protected Collective Information to acquire proprietary rights which is in violation of its Vision and Mission to will be violation of these Terms, liable to legal action under the applicable laws.


3.3 By becoming a member of OSDD and using this Portal and in consideration thereof you agree that any Information submitted by you or generated using the Portal shall form a part of the Protected Collective Information to be shared and used by the OSDD members for furtherance of its vision, to be held by OSDD acting through CSIR (India) in trust as Protected Collective Information and you authorize OSDD acting through CSIR (India) to take any action in furtherance of the vision of OSDD. Such actions taken by OSDD acting through CSIR (India) will be informed to its members through the Portal.


3.4 You agree that Protected Collective Information is a valuable proprietary right of OSDD and in consideration of your accessing the Protected Collective Information you promise to submit all further developments or improvements made by you or your agents, to or using the Protected Collective Information back to the OSDD to add to the Protected Collective Information for others to work on it and make further improvements on it.


3.5 You assign to OSDD the worldwide royalty free non exclusive license on any Information submitted by you to Protected Collective Information for the sole purpose of use of OSDD members for furthering the Vision and Mission and for that purpose only. It is understood that if your intellectual property rights are used for any purpose contrary to the Vision and Mission, this assignment shall stand unconditionally revoked.


3.6 In the event of your acquiring any intellectual property rights by making improvements or modifications on any part of the Protected Collective Information, you shall grant an unencumbered worldwide non exclusive right to the OSDD for use of such rights for further research in furtherance of its Vision and Mission.


3.7 You agree that by virtue of using the Protected Collective Information, even partly, on your technology or invention, whether patented or not or kept as your confidential information or not, you shall submit back to the Protected Collective Information the out put or the result of such use, in whatever form, whether such output contains the Information contained in the Protected Collective Information or not.


3.8 You agree that OSDD acting through CSIR may license any research result generated out of OSDD for the sole purpose of furthering the Vision and Mission of OSDD provided that there shall be no direct monetary gain or other benefit for CSIR out of such assignment.


4. Your Rights
4.1 You may access the Protected Collective Information under the condition that for any use of it you shall credit the author or the contributor. You may contribute to Protected Collective Information and shall get credit for it, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.
4.2 You may make improvements, additions and modifications on the Protected Collective Information, and use it commercially or non-commercially, provided that you contribute all such improvements, additions and modifications, back to it.
4.3 You may submit your patented inventions (product or process) for the use of OSDD. You may retain the rights over the patents except to the extent to be used in the open source drug discovery process and for selling any product or process arising out of the use of your invention in that process. By submitting your patented invention for OSDD you agree not to place any encumbrances on the product or process arising out of the use of your patented product or process for fulfilling the Vision and Mission of OSDD. You agree that any use of your patented invention for the drug discovery process and any Information generated out of use of your patented invention while being used for drug discovery process on OSDD shall belong to Protected Collective Information.
4.4 You may use your patented invention or technology kept as trade secret to generate Information for OSDD without licensing or disclosing or in anyway parting with such invention or technology, but submit the Information so generated to OSDD to be a part of Protected Collective Information.


5. Other Terms
5.1 OSDD respects Intellectual Property Rights of others and expects the members not to infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party contributing to the Protected Collective Information or while involving themselves in the drug discovery process. If any infringing material is posted on the Portal, it should be brought first on the discussion forum so that appropriate action can be taken. If infringing materials are posted online, the administrator will have the rights to take down or remove them without any notice.
5.1 The source code of all copyrighted software programs made available on this Portal should be open, in the sense that it is available and any software derived out of the software available on the Portal should also make the source code available.
5.2 You agree not to indulge in any attempts to destroy or deface the Portal including but not limited to knowingly introducing viruses and to bear the cost and consequence of any such action arising from your account.
5.3 You agree to indemnify OSDD and CSIR India against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by a result of your breach of the Terms.
5.4 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the High Court of Delhi, India.


6 Indemnity
6.1 You agree to hold harmless and indemnify OSDD from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of OSDD, the Portal and/or services offered by it, violation of the Terms or any other actions connected with use of OSDD services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature.
6.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for all contents posted by you on the Portal and indemnify OSDD and CSIR (India) from any third party claim relating to Intellectual Property or any other rights.


7 Disclaimer of Warranties
You expressly understand and agree that:
7.1 Your use of OSDD services is at your sole risk. OSDD services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law, OSDD expressly disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
7.2 This Portal has been designed in good faith for OSDD by CSIR (India), but no representation is made or warranty given [either express or implied] as the completeness or accuracy of the information contained therein. OSDD do not warrant that (i) OSDD services will meet your requirements, (ii) OSDD services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of OSDD services will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through OSDD services will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
7.3 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of OSDD services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
7.4 By accessing this site you agree that OSDD or CSIR will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss arising from the use of the Protected Collective Information or other material contained in the Portal. The Protected Collective Information available in this Portal belongs to and remains solely with OSDD.
7.5 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from OSDD or through or from OSDD services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.


8 Limitations of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that OSDD and CSIR (India) shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if OSDD have been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use OSDD services; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from OSDD services; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on OSDD services; or (v) any other matter relating to OSDD services.


9 No Third Party Beneficiaries
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.


10 Notice
You agree that OSDD may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on OSDD services.


11 General Information
Entire Agreement: The Terms (including any policies, guidelines or amendments that may be presented to your from time to time such as Program Policies and Legal Notices) constitute the entire agreement between you and OSDD and govern your use of OSDD services, superceding any prior agreements between you and OSDD for the use of OSDD services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other OSDD services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.


12 Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of OSDD to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.


13. Statute of Limitations
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of OSDD services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section headings in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.