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The software developed in the GWAS Central project is also made fully and freely available, under the standard terms of theĀ GNU General Public License Version 3.

Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the GWAS Central software and data are of consistent high quality, we make no warranty, express or implied, as to their completeness, accuracy or utility for any particular purpose. GWAS Central software and data may be used by others on the clear understanding that no liability for any damage or negative outcome whatsoever, either direct or indirect, shall rest upon the GWAS Central team or its sponsors, or any of their employees or agents.