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Copyright Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine (“Imperial”), 2007.

Individual brain atlases based on manually drawn brain atlases from 20 healthy adults (with 67 regions each) (the “Atlases”), with a list of regions and the extracted brain MRIs on which the Atlases are based (together the “Materials”)

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Developed jointly by Alexander Hammers (1,4), Ioannis S. Gousias (1), Laila Ahsan (1), Spyridon Vossos (1), Chi-Hua Chen (1), Rolf Heckemann (1,4), Tim M Williams (2), Louis Lemieux (3), David J Brooks (1), John S Duncan (3) and Matthias J Koepp (3) (the “Authors”)

(1) Department of Clinical Neuroscience and MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London; (2) Psychopharmacology Unit, University of Bristol; (3) Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, University College London; (4) Neurodis Foundation. Postal address: CERMEP, Hopital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, 59 bd Pinel, 69003 Lyon, France

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  1. The materials, documents and content (“Materials”) on this site are protected by copyright, moral rights and/or database right throughout the world and are owned by Imperial and/or the Authors. The Authors assert their moral rights to be identified as the authors of the Materials.
  2. You may read, print and download the Materials for academic, non-commercial research including teaching.
  3. You may use the Materials (in whole or in part) for the purposes of academic, non-commercial research and teaching (“Permitted Purpose”). For the avoidance of doubt, the Permitted Purpose does not include using Materials for (i) commercially-sponsored research or (ii) the diagnosis, treatment or medical care of patients.
  4. You shall not (i) sub-licence or distribute the Materials to third parties or (ii) use the Materials (in whole or in part) as the basis of any commercial product. If you require a commercial licence for the Materials please contact Imperial’s technology commercialisation company, Imperial Innovations Limited (http://www.imperialinnovations.co.uk).
  5. You must not alter, modify, add to or delete anything from the Materials you download or use, except as is permitted in paragraphs 2 and 3 above. Subject both to the previous sentence and paragraph 6, any alterations, modifications, additions or deletions from the Materials must be clearly described in any publications or presentations.
  6. You shall, in any use of the Materials, include an acknowledgement in the form of “(c) Copyright Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 2007. All rights reserved.” In addition, in all publications or presentations, you shall cite (i) the source of the Materials as “www.brain-development.org” and (ii) appropriate papers documenting the creation of the Atlases (currently Hammers A, Allom R et al., Hum Brain Mapp 2003 for regions 01-49 and Gousias IS et al. Neuroimage 2008 for regions 50-67) and/or appropriate papers documenting their use for multi-atlas propagation and label fusion (Heckemann RA et al. Neuroimage 2006 and/or Heckemann RA et al. Neuroimage 2010).
  7. The Materials are being provided as a service to the academic community and on a non-commercial basis, without charge. Accordingly, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, Imperial accepts no liability and offers no warranties in relation to the Materials.
  8. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, the Materials provided under this free, academic end-user licence are a research tool undergoing further development and are not intended to be a clinical diagnostic aid. They are provided “as is”; and without any express or implied warranties, representations or undertakings. As examples, but without limiting the foregoing, Imperial does not give any warranty that the Materials do not infringe third party rights, are of merchantable or satisfactory quality, are fit for any particular purpose or for use under any specific conditions, or comply with any statement, demonstration or model provided or supplied by Imperial.
  9. In no event, unless required by law or agreed to in writing, will Imperial be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the Materials (including but not limited to loss of data, data being rendered inaccurate, losses being sustained by you or third parties), or a failure of the Materials to operate with any materials or software used by you.
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  11. To maintain the protection of human subjects you undertake not to use the Materials so as to attempt in any way to discover the identity of or make contact with any individual from whom the information originated.



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Individual Adult Brain Atlases