These MLST Databases are intended for public access. As a result, all sequences and sequence types (STs) are freely publicly available
for downloading. The WEB pages are based on open source methods and all programs that are used are also publicly available. Most data on bacterial isolates, including
information on reference strains for each ST, are also freely available but access to the data for other bacterial isolates may be restricted for a one year period
if so desired by the scientists who submit these data.
Publications citing data from these databases should also include a statement in the
Acknowledgements that the data are publicly available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/mlst, which is currently supported by a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).