GSR: Commenting Policy

Purpose of the Commenting Feature

The purpose of the Genetic Simulation Resources (GSR) commenting feature is to provide a platform to allow users of genetic simulation programs to comment on the utility of these software tools to address scientific questions, and to aid in evaluation of software packages. Moreover, this feature should facilitate discussion about application of particular packages and may be used to help improve these software packages in the future. We encourage your comments. Your ideas and concerns are important to helping users select appropriate software packages and programmers to identify software needs.

How this Commenting Feature Works

This is a moderated forum. All comments will be reviewed before posting to ensure their adherence to the comment policy below.


We expect participants will treat each other with respect. We will not post comments that:

  • Are clearly off topic.
  • Contain phone numbers or email addresses.
  • Contain vulgar, profane, or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations.
  • Endorse commercial products, services or entities.
  • Endorse political parties, candidates, or groups.
  • Infringe on copyrights.
  • Solicit funds.

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Frequency of Comment Postings

Your comments are welcome at any time. However, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as soon as possible.


The GSR Web site does not gather personal information about you other than what you choose to post yourself.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law.

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Linking and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This site includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are solely for our users' information and convenience.

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

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

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

The posted comments on the GSR site do not necessarily reflect those of the NCI or of the federal government.


NCI and the GSR cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site.

Those who provide comments that include materials they do not own are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright clearances for those materials.