Creative Commons

About the re-use of EUPATI material and the Creative Commons License

We license all information on, and under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.


What am I allowed to do with the EUPATI material?

By licensing our work with the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license it means that you may:

  • Share— copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt— remix, transform, and build upon the material.
It does however mean that when you use it you must:
  • Give appropriate credit (see example statements below), you must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material.
  • Provide a link to the original CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license –
  • Indicate if you modified the material and retain an indication of previous modifications.
If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. You can do this in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that EUPATI endorses you or your use.

You may not:

  • Use the licensed material for commercial purposes. Commercial use means primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage, payment or monetary compensation, which would be a violation of the license. Three examples of commercial and non-commercial use are given below
The above is an easy to read summary of the license, but does not substitute the legal text which is available to read and for download at The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material. You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

How to give appropriate credit - example statements:

Appropriate credit in the case of using EUPATI content where you have not changed anything:

  Appropriate credit in the case of using EUPATI and you have changed something:

Examples of non-commercial and commercial use

Creative Commons defines non-commercial use as – “not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation. For purposes of this Public License, the exchange of the Licensed Material for other material subject to Copyright and Similar Rights by digital file-sharing or similar means is Non-Commercial provided there is no payment of monetary compensation in connection with the exchange.” As such please see the below three examples of use and EUPATI's opinion on these.

  • Example 1: ‘My company is recruiting for a clinical trial and we’d like to point our participants to EUPATI material as a resource to learn about how medicines development works, or we’d like to use EUPATI material as a base to develop material to inform participants about medicines development.’ - EUPATI’s opinion: Non-commercial.
  • Example 2: ‘I want to use EUPATI material to run a non-for-profit workshop/training. I want to charge workshop participants a fee to cover the costs of hosting the workshop.’ - EUPATI’s opinion: Non-commercial. You may take contributions to cover the direct cost of workshop amenities — e.g. venue, room rent, food, drink, etc., as no ‘profit’ is being made.
  • Example 3: ‘I want to use EUPATI material (or a derivative of EUPATI material) to run a workshop/training course. I want to charge participants a fee to cover the costs of the event and to make a profit. - EUPATI’s opinion: Commercial. Conferences run e.g. by professional conference organisers would be considered commercial use. Please contact to discuss your options.

Unsure? Still have questions?

If you are unsure if your use is classed as non-commercial or within the permissions of the license, please contact In case of assumed commercial use, the EUPATI Consortium may suggest a solution, e.g. decide upon a release on a royalty basis.

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