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Database: NTIS

NTIS (National Technical Information Service) is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database. The sources are publications, especially unrestricted reports, on research, development, and engineering projects, sponsored by U.S. and non-U.S. governments. Citations with abstracts are in English. The Government Reports Announcements & Index (GRA&I) is completely covered by the NTIS file.

The records in this file contain bibliographic and indexing information and abstracts.

File Data

Subject Coverage

Sources

Database Producer

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S. Department of Commerce
5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
USA
Phone: 703-605-6000
Fax: 703-605-6900
Database Supplier

FIZ Karlsruhe
P.O. Box 2465
D-76012 Karlsruhe
Germany
Phone:  (+49) 7247/808-555
Fax:    (+49) 7247/808-131
e-mail: helpdesk@fiz-karlsruhe.de

Usage Terms

    The following database producer's special conditions for use of
    his database(s) apply to your use of the NTIS file on STN.

    I. General Part
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    1. Scope
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    Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases
    offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are
    specified under II. Special Part.

    2. Customers
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    A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body
    such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online
    access has been ordered.

    3. Search Results
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    All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or
    offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No
    written permission of the database producer is required if
    search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable
    form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e.
    printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g.
    for creating a database). The customer must observe the
    copyright of the database producer.

    Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or
    on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside
    his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them
    for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must
    include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes,
    the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a
    search carried out for third parties.

    The customer must obtain database producer's specific written
    permission for any further uses of search results obtained for
    third parties, particularly for the transmission of search
    results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy,
    e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge.

    The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft
    or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

    4. Warranty and Liability
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    The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver
    correct information in their databases, however, they do not
    accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and
    timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.

    II. Special Part
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    Individual Use. Authorized users may capture, retain and use
    NTIS data in any form and on any medium and for any period of
    time, provided that such data are used exclusively by a single
    individual who is an authorized user. Said authorized users may
    reproduce and distribute NTIS data solely for the purposes of
    providing said data to other authorized users. No copies of the
    NTIS Database or any portion thereof may be made for the
    purposes of replacing the NTIS database or as a substitute for
    the license, lease, or purchase of any established service or
    product.

    Distribution to Third Parties. Absent explicit prior written
    permission from NTIS, in order to protect the copyright inerests
    and privileges of other parties who have granted NTIS permission
    to reproduce their data, authorized users may distribute NTIS
    data only as follows:

    (a)    for publication in a copyright work, provided that such
    data are incidental to the subject matter of the work;

    (b)    for publication in reports to a United States federal,
    state, country, or municipal government agency, provided that
    such reports and such data are required by rules, regulations,
    or law of any of the above governmental agencies;

    (c)    for distribution of up to twenty-five (25) printed
    copies, at the same site, provided that said distributions are
    made solely to individuals who are themselves authorized users,
    and that NTIS is clearly identified as the source of the data on
    every printed page;

    (d)    for distribution of a single electronic copy at the same
    site, provided that said distribution is made solely to
    individuals who are themselves authorized users, and that NTIS
    is clearly identified as the source of the data at least once in
    each such distribution;

    (e)    for one-time distribution of a single printed copy to a
    single individual at a remote site, provided that NTIS is
    clearly identified as the source of the data on every printed
    page, and that no copy or copies are retained by the authorized
    user who is distributor;

    (f)    for one-time distribution of a single electronic copy to
    a single individual at a remote site, provided that said
    individual is an authorized user, that no copy or copies are
    retained by the authorized user who is the distributor, and
    provided that NTIS is clearly identified as the source at least
    once in each such distribution.

    Other Uses. Should any authorized user wish to make use of data
    derived from the NTIS Database except as permitted above, said
    user should be directed to contact NTIS directly, who shall
    respond promptly and directly to said user. For example,
    authorized users who wish to capture search results in
    computer-readable form for electronic distribution to multiple
    individuals at one or more remote sites of the same
    organization, to make printed copies of search results for
    distribution to multiple individuals at one or more remote sites
    of the same organization, to permit third parties other than
    authorized users to gain access to NTIS data, e.g. through
    gateway services, or to make any other use of such data not
    explicitly permitted above, may do so only upon securing
    appropriate permission from NTIS.

    Warranties. Neither the United States Government, nor any agency
    thereof, nor any of its contractors, subcontractors, or
    employees makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with
    respect to NTIS data, including but not limited to the implied
    warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular
    purpose, nor assumes any legal liability for any party's use, or
    the results of such use, of any part of the database

For more detailed information, view the STN Database Summary Sheet.