Terms of Use


The European Systems Biology Community website is promoted by the ISBE (Infrastructure for Systems Biology in Europe) consortium, is supported by the ISBE project (reference nr. 312455), which is funded under the Seventh Research Framework Programme of the European Commission, and is developed and maintained by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG, Barcelona, Spain).

The mission of The European Systems Biology Community website is to bring together the community of European scientists using systems biology approaches in their research. Specific objectives are to:

  • Identify and define the European SB community

  • Facilitate interaction and networking between community members

  • Offer information of interest to the community members

  • Create a communication platform for the community

The data used to seed and periodically update The European Systems Biology Community website (Seed Data) has been obtained from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) using the Pubmed public domain database. Seed Data is not exhaustive, complete nor fully accurate. Community members are encouraged to register and upgrade their profiles with accurate data.

Personal profiles of registered community members will not be automatically updated without prior notification by e-mail.



By accessing this website, you as user accept its terms and conditions of use, which are set forth in all its legal notes and policies covering data protection, intellectual property, security measures and applicable jurisdiction. You, as user, therefore access this site at your own risk, and are yourself responsible for employing proper measures to avoid these risks.

ISBE revises and updates the information contained on this site but does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. It therefore accepts no responsibility or liability for any harm or damage arising from decisions taken on the basis of information extracted from the content published on this website.

Registered community members shall supply their profile information in order for ISBE to provide the services and achieve the specific objectives mentioned above.

We are not responsible for the content that you, as registered community member, provide to us or post, upload, input or submit on or through the site, including our information boards, question&answers and forums, for review by the general public or by registered users of the site (Submission).

We are under no obligation to display or otherwise use any Submission you may provide, and we may edit, refuse to post or remove any Submission at any time in our sole discretion. By posting a Submission, you also warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission including, without limitation, all the necessary rights for its publication through the Site. We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Submissions to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any operating rules we establish and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request.

Links to pages with illegal or defamatory content, or to any others offering information that is false or prejudicial to ISBE or its partner organizations’ are strictly prohibited.



ISBE accepts no responsibility or liability for practices in which you as user do not assume the proper level of security on the net nor due diligence, nor for the consequences thereof. Given all of this, we recommend that all users exercise the very greatest diligence in this regard and that they employ all the security mechanisms at their disposal.

This site automatically collects certain information from your web browser regarding your use of The European Systems Biology Community website. Examples of information collected automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on the site.

This site also collects information through the use of "cookies" or similar technologies. Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. The type of information collected as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer. Session cookies collect information about your use of the site (e.g., whether you are logged in), give you a more personalized browsing experience and help you navigate the site more efficiently from page to page.



All content and graphics (images, sounds, texts, logos, source code, etc.) forming part of this website are the exclusive property of ISBE or of third parties identified on the site that have authorized their use by ISBE.

Access to intellectual property content by users does not imply the transfer of any entitlement there over. In this regard, any use or reproduction by users of said content or of any that may be included in the future must be carried out in accordance with the provisions and within the limits of the legislation in force.

More specifically, any reproduction (except for private use), transformation, distribution, public communication, making available to the public or any other exploitation of this website’s content is strictly prohibited without the written consent of its owner. To this end, the interested party must write to ISBE by email using the contact form.

Links to The European Systems Biology Community website are welcome, with the previous consent of ISBE. You may establish a hypertext link to The European Systems Biology Community website, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by ISBE. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the site, including but not limited to any logos, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or right.



Any issue, disagreement, dispute or problem that may arise with regard to the interpretation and application of and compliance with this policy you, as user, shall be referred to and finally determined by arbitration in accordance with the WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules.