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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. Therefore, mention of commercial products, processes, or services on the Team Science Toolkit cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

The Team Science Toolkit provides links to other Internet sites for informational purposes and the convenience of its users. When users select a link to an external Web site, they are leaving the Team Science Toolkit and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.

NCI does not endorse organizations that sponsor linked, external Web sites. In addition, NCI does not endorse products or services that such organizations may offer. Furthermore, NCI does not control or guarantee the currency, accuracy, relevance, or completeness of information found on linked, external Web sites.

NCI cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials published on linked, external Web sites. Users must request authorization from the sponsors of those Web sites.

NCI is not responsible for transmissions users may receive from linked, external Web sites.

NCI does not guarantee that linked, external Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. (Read the Team Science Toolkit Accessibility Policy.)

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Comment Policy

Where commenting is supported, we encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below. We reserve the right not to post comments, or to remove comments, that are inconsistent with our policy, at our complete discretion.

The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the federal government.

Comments that include the following are prohibited:

  • Vulgar, profane, or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations.
  • Endorsements of commercial products, services, organizations, or other entities.
  • Endorsements of political parties, candidates, or groups.
  • Content that infringes on copyrights.
  • Solicitation of funds.
  • Comments on any ongoing investigation of any sort.
  • Procurement-sensitive information related to any current/future NCI acquisitions.
  • Surveys, polls, questionnaires, etc., subject to OMB Paperwork Reduction Act clearance.
  • Reporters’ questions—all media inquiries must be directed to Dr. Kara L. Hall (

In posting your comments to the Team Science Toolkit, you irrevocably grant NCI permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform those comments publicly and free-of-charge.

Remember that your posts are public. When posting, please do not include information (e.g., social security numbers) in the text of your comment that personally identifies you in a way you do not intend. Additional guidance as to how NCI regards privacy issues can be found on our Privacy page.

We welcome your comments at any time. However, given the need to responsibly manage federal resources, reviewing and posting of comments will generally occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted at other times will be reviewed and posted as soon as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

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Linking and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This blog includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals' blogs. This blog provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience.

When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are leaving this blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site. NCI and this blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site.

NCI and this blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked Web sites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

NCI and this blog do not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

This blog's articles and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the National Cancer Institute, or of the federal government.

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