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Credits & General Terms of Use


  • Publication director: Hadi Quesneville
  • Editors: All members of URGI team
  • Web development and technical support: Sophie Durand
  • Server management:
  • Photo credits for the home page : Picture library of INRA

By browsing this web site, you acknowledge and accept its general terms of use described below.

Intellectual property

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license . The logo is the property of INRA and you are not allowed to re-use it for your own work and purpose.



Data access can be public (by default under a cc-by 4.0 license) or limited to a consortium of partners that will receive from the URGI platform a login and a password. The duration of the data storage is described in the consortium agreements of formal projects or in the application form for a service of data storage or integration (

Users are sole responsible for the searches they carry out, as well as for the interpretation and use they make of the results. The editor does not guarantee the quality and the completeness of the data on line nor that the web site it totally up to date. The information is not contractual and can be modified. The access to the web site can be interrupted at any moment and without prior warning in case of force majeure or if the editor decides to terminate its provision of service.

Users are informed that their use of the results should not infringe on current legislation or the recommendations of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) with respect to personal data.
Users are warned that the information must be used for strictly professional purposes only and downloading screen shots in order to constitute or enrich a database is contrary to French law and therefore forbidden, as is its use for commercial or advertising purposes (CNIL).



The web site might contain hyperlinks to external web sites. The editor does not take responsibility of the content of these web site.

Provision of hyperlinks by third parties to pages or documents available on INRA servers is authorized as long as the links are not contrary to the interests of INRA and if the third party guarantees that it will be possible for the user to identify INRA as the origin of the document in the event of deep linking, framing or insertion via links.


Personal data

Technical data (date, hour, IP address of the computer of the visitor, pages viewed) are collected only for the statistical analysis of the usage of the web site. These data are confidential and not transmitted to any other party. They are stored on INRA’s private servers for 5 years.

During visits on URGI web site and GnpIS portal, a cookie can be automatically installed on visitor’s web browsers to retrieve statistics on the pages that are visited and support improvements of the services provided by the web site. Visitors can configure their web browsers in order to be informed of the setting of cookies and refuse them.

According to the French law and its provisions in Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (modified) on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties, you have the right of access, rectification, modification and suppression of data which concern yourself. You can exercise this right by writing to us:

  • Land mail: URGI, INRA, Route de Saint-Cyr, 78026 Versailles Cedex
  • Or via the contact form


The editor might change the terms of use and user’s rights without prior warning.


Law text (in French)

Last update: February 22, 2018

Update: 09 Mar 2018
Creation date: 15 Jun 2010