Terms of Use

General Description

Welcome to the cascad website. The cascad website is operated by the Joint Service Unit (UMS) cascad (Certification Agency for Scientic Code and Data, UMS CNRS 2007). The Joint Service Units (Unité Mixte de Services or UMS) are formed by the CNRS with an other organization, in order to support research. Cascad is a joint service unit recognized and backed by the CNRS, HEC-Paris and the University of Orléans. The mission of cascad is to make research easier to use and easier to replicate. 

The services provided by the cascad website (collectively the "Services") are:
(i) to allow researchers to ask for a reproducibility certification of their papers (working paper or published article).
(ii) to allow researchers to communicate (or not) the results of their certifications of trhe cascad website. 

By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services, you agree to abide by the Terms.

cascad may change the Terms from time to time, at cascad's sole discretion. Your continued use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the website to review the current version of the Terms.


The Services are provided solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may not take any material from this website and reformat, repost, or redisplay it for commercial purpose. You may not reformat, repost, or redisplay any material from this website for non-commercial purposes provided however that:
(i) you may redisplay the title, author(s), and/or abstract for the paper which received the certification;
(ii) you may cite or quote individual cascad usage statistics, rankings, citations, and similar information with acknowledgment of the source, date, and URL for this information.


Contributed content should be relevant to the subject scope of cascad. Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. cascad has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which we consider, for any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope of the Services. cascad may terminate any account, with or without notice, for posting such content.


Any person who provides any material for inclusion on cascad is responsible for ensuring that this material does not violate other parties' copyright or other proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable cascad policy. As part of its general right to remove material, cascad reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete or make inaccessible files that do or may contain material that violates law, or applicable cascad policy, or the rights of third parties.


By contributing content to cascad, researchers grant cascad a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, revocable license to use their content in connection with the Services, including, without limitation, the rights to execute, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, print, allow others to print, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your digital and non-digital content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

Ownership and Rights

All materials on cascad are the copyright of cascad or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this website may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal non-commercial use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed. 


To utilize the Services, or certain portions thereof, you may be required to complete a registration and submission process and establish a cascad account. You represent and warrant that all information provided by you is current, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of this information on a prompt, timely basis.


As a registered user of cascad, you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s) and cascad Account(s). You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for all actions and postings made from your cascad Account(s). Any accounts you have created are not transferrable. You agree to notify cascad immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your cascad Account(s).


cascad reserves the right to terminate your cascad Account or restrict access to your cascad Account, or to delete any content posted through your cascad Account, with or without notice, for any or for no reason. cascad disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services. cascad reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the Services without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liabilities

cascad is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. cascad makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the website’s operation or the information content or materials included on this website. cascad assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, suitability, or completeness of any content provided. cascad will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of, or inability to use, this website. You expressly agree that you use this website solely at your own risk.

Updated: 7-7-2019