Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get by Contributing to the Repository
All contributions to the repository would be attributed to you. All data generated using the resources that you contributed would carry an acknowledgement of your contributions and would be provided with credit points on the OSDD portal using the micro-attribution system. In addition you also have a chance to be an author of papers published which has significant use of the resources you have contributed.

Last but not the least, you are participating in the global initiative to discover novel therapeutics against Tuberculosis, which infects one new person in the world every second.
Who owns the repository
The repository would be owned by the Open Source Drug Discovery Initiative.
Who has access to the resource ?
The entire OSDD community has access to the resource. If you are not already part of the community, feel free to join it at
Will commercial entities/ pharma companies mis-use the resource ?
No, The resource is available only to the OSDD community for advancing research on Tuberculosis. The resource would be available under the OSDD Licence which stipulates all data/resource including upgrades generated using the resource would also be mandatorily made available to the community without any restrictions. This necessarily prevents mis-use of the resource by commercial entities.
If I contribute what are my responsibilities ?
As a contributor, you are responsible for the authenticity and legitimacy of data and resources contributed to the repository.
What are the ethical restrictions if any
For clinical samples involved, we would require a clearnace from your institute's ethics committee.We would be happy to help you obtain this. If you have any issues, please contact at
What does the logo signify ?
The Open Access Repository logo has three letters "o", "a" and "r" . The "a" is modified and adapted from the "open access" logo originally designed by PLoS. The artwork is available under the CC Licence :  The details of the attributions could be found on Wikipedia:
I have a question that is not yet listed above
Feel free to contact us at and clarify your queries. We would be more than happy to clarify them.