Terms and Conditions of Institutional Knowledge Repository (IKR) Use


icddr,b is a non- profit organization that allows to manage, preserve and showcase its scientific outputs for freely accessible to global community. icddr,b’s Institutional Knowledge Repository (IKR) is an online and open access database for collection and sharing of new knowledge produced by icddr,b staff, fellows, and visiting researchers, in which published articles, abstracts, technical papers, protocols after completion of programme, and other icddr,b publications are stored in digital format.

Copyright issues

icddr,b repository is an online archive for depositing scholarly published reading materials and icddr,b Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved but otherwise unpublished protocols. The copyright license of any item deposited in the repository must allow for the icddr,b author to make it available for reuse. Examples of such are Creative Commons copyright licenses by which authors retain copyright, or copyright agreements by which copyright holders (such as the publisher) allow for reuse including publication or deposition in a repository.

License to use of IKR website

You may view, read and download any item available in the IKR for education and research purposes only, and print pages from the website, provided that:

(a) From this website you should not republish, reproduce or store materials to any public or private websites;
(b) You must not reproduce any documents from this website for commercial purposes.

Preservation procedures

Only icddr,b scientists, researchers, fellows, visiting researchers, trainees and other staff members are eligible for submitting documents in the IKR. The icddr,b Library will create stable URLs for deposited digital contents that are uploaded and preserved in the IKR with the support of IT Unit. Authors must comply with external publishers’ policies on copyright issues that would be verified by the Library for correctness and they must have permission of the copyright holder to grant their rights to reproduce, adapt, electronically communicate and distribute the materials in order to make them available to end-users in the digital repository. IKR shall immediately disqualify any publication if proof of copyright violation is found. The icddr,b IKR is owned by icddr,b, and supported by icddr,b IT Unit, the Library and Information Services (LISS) is the process owner.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to third party websites (“Linked Sites”). The linked sites are not owned or controlled by the icddr,b, hence, icddr,b is not responsible for the contents of any linked site.

Use of brand name/logo

The brand name/logo displayed on the site should be taken, construed or considered as a grant of license or right to only for icddr,b.

Reserves the right of terms of use

The icddr,b reserves the right to revise the current terms and conditions of use of IKR from time to time.


These terms of use and all questions of construction, interpretation, validity and performance under these terms including non-contractual disputes or claims shall be governed by the laws of the Govt. of Bangladesh.

Contact Details

Postal Address

GPO Box 128
Dhaka 1000

Phone: (+88 02) 9827001-10

Fax:     (+88 02) 9827075, 9827077

General enquiries: info@icddrb.org

Library: library@icddrb.org

Media enquiries: communications@icddrb.org

Staff directory: Searchable Database

Collaboration enquiries: collaboration@icddrb.org

Visiting iccdr,b in Dhaka

icddr,b is located in Mohakhali, ask your driver for the "Cholera Hospital".