Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the use of the MAWRED knowledge hub data sets


The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) welcomes enhancing access to and use of data that it collects and publishes. The datasets are collections of data, managed and largely generated by ICBA for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and are provided in a number of machine-readable formats. ICBA provides you with access to the datasets free of charge subject to the terms of this agreement. Use of data derived from the datasets, which may appear in formats such as tables and charts, is also subject to these terms.


We encourage you to share your suggestions and ideas for using or facilitating access to the datasets with ICBA by sending an email to mawredH20@biosaline.org.ae

Data use

You are encouraged to use the datasets to benefit yourself and others in creative ways. You may extract, download, and make copies of the information contained in the Datasets, and you may share that information with third parties. The data should be used in accordance with the terms and conditions and to notify International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) of any breach you are aware of.

The data should not be used for commercial purposes without obtaining permission (email mawredH2O.org) and, where relevant, an appropriate licence if commercial use of the data is required.

The use of this does not transfer any interest in intellectual property to you.

You will ensure that the means of access to the data (such as passwords) are kept secure and not disclosed to anyone else.

You will notify ICBA of any errors discovered in the data collections (email: mawredH2O.org).


You agree to use the correct methods of citation and acknowledgement in publications. By using the datasets, you agree to provide attribution to ICBA and its content providers either

a) by citing the publication it is linked to (the details will be given on the knowledge hub beside the data:

b) or through the format: ICBA: Dataset name: Date.

You will also to offer for deposit any new data collections which have been derived from the materials supplied for inclusion in the MAWRED knowledge hub. This data will be accurate to the best of your knowledge and kept up to date by you.

You will also send ICBA bibliographic details of any published work based on the data provided.

Exclusion of Liability

ICBA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE DATASETS. ICBA also shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any data in the datasets.

Other parties may have ownership interests in some of the materials contained on the MAWRED knowledge hub. ICBA in no way represents or warrants that it owns or controls all rights in all materials, and ICBA will not be liable to you for any claims brought against you by third parties in connection with your use of any materials.

No Warranties


ICBA reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the datasets at our sole discretion with or without prior notice to you.

ICBA may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and with or without prior notice to you, terminate your access to the datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the datasets.

Termination of use

That any breach of the terms and conditions will lead to immediate termination of your access to the services and could result in legal action against you

No Endorsement

You may not publicly represent or imply that ICBA is participating in, or has sponsored, approved or endorsed the manner or purpose of your use or reproduction of the datasets.