Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The following policies govern the usage of the Integrated Breeding Platform systems, storage, networks and services. As a condition of use of this website, all users are deemed to agree to these policies, details of which are provided in IBP’s Service Policy Description.

Appropriate Use

Users are required to use the IBP’s resources in a manner consistent with IBP’s Acceptable Use Policy. Commercial activity in as far as it entails offering for sale tools and services made available at no charge by the Platform is strictly prohibited.

Security Considerations

Users shall take reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to their accounts and systems. Access is limited to those systems explicitly assigned to the particular user, and account sharing is not permitted. However, additional user accounts may be requested.

Users shall notify IBP staff of any system and network configuration changes that may compromise security.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to IBP Staff. iPlant and IBP staff may, in their sole discretion, disable accounts that have "weak" passwords or may have been compromised.

Systems Monitoring

IBP staff will monitor all network and systems activities, such as network traffic, data storage, processes, and user activity as part of routine service provision.


Systems or network maintenance occurs on a regular basis, as specified in IBP’s Service Policy Description. In the event of a scheduled downtime, the IBP will endeavor to notify affected users in advance via email.

All users will also be subscribed to a low-traffic email list, used to distribute announcements or alerts relating to the cyberinfrastructure.

Changes to IBP Website

The Generation Challenge Program reserves the right to alter the content of this website in any way, at any time and for any reason, with or without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes or for inaccuracies, typographical errors or omissions in the contents hereof. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or other intellectual property of any party.


Users may request support using email (ibp@cgiar.org)), or telephone +52 55 5804 2004.

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