This version (3) is in effect since October 2009
Welcome to Public Population Project in Genomics" websites: www.p3g.org,
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(the "Sites" or individually "Site"). These P3G Sites are an open and publicly
accessible database of expertise, resources and innovative tools, and are integral to P3G Consortium's mission
to enable the international research community to share expertise and resources and facilitate knowledge transfer for
the health of populations. THE SITES ARE COMPRISED OF INFORMATION, TOOLS, VIDEOS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIAL EITHER CREATED
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IN ACCORDANCE WITH P3G CONSORTIUM'S PHILOSOPHY OF INTERNATIONAL SHARING AND COLLABORATION.
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as the case may be.
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its employees, directors, officers or funders.
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international scientific community in improving the health of populations. Therefore, you are encouraged to access,
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services of the Sites and prohibit use of the Sites in the event of a violation of any provision contained herein.
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the termination of this Agreement.
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