Intellectual Property (IP) Rights
- Each participant retains title and full ownership in and to their submission. Participants expressly reserve all intellectual property (IP) rights not expressly granted.
- By participating in the Challenge, each participant (whether participating singly or in a group) acknowledges that he or she is the sole author or owner of, or has a right to use, any copyrightable works that the submission comprises, that the works are wholly original with the participant (or is an improved version of an existing work that the participant has sufficient rights to use and improve), and that the submission does not infringe any copyright or any other rights of any third party of which participant is aware. In addition, each participant (whether participating singly or in a group) grants to the U.S. Government a paid-up, nonexclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable worldwide license and the right to reproduce, publish, post, link to, share, display publicly (on the web or elsewhere) and prepare derivative works, including the right to authorize others to do so on behalf of the U.S. Government.
- Each participant must clearly delineate any IP and/or confidential commercial information contained in a submission that the participant wishes to protect as proprietary data.
- If the submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), the participant must be able to provide, upon request, documentation of all appropriate licenses and releases for use of such third-party works. If the participant cannot provide documentation of all required licenses and releases, AHRQ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify the submission.
- The grand prize winner will be required to post an open-source version of any application code on the GitHub source code repository, made publicly available under the Creative Commons license, CCO 1.0 Universal (CCO 1.0, Public Domain Dedication). For a summary and full text of the CCO 1.0 Universal license, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ The GitHub source code repository is accessible at https://github.com.