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NAP has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form.

The following list describes license reuses offered by the NAP through Rightslink:

  • Republish text, tables, figures, or images in print
  • Post on a secure Intranet/Extranet website
  • Use in a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Distribute via CD-ROM
  • Photocopy

To obtain permission for the above reuses, use the link in the Copyright Info box on the book's catalog page. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:

Rightslink Customer Care
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If you are seeking a license for a use other than those offered through Rightslink, please contact our Permissions Department:

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All NAP books (electronic and printed versions) on this website are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences with all rights reserved. You may not distribute, post, or copy our work without written permission from the National Academies Press. Posting or distributing our PDFs not only violates our copyright, but it also could proliferate the sharing of non-authoritative versions of our reports.

For examples of how best to share our PDFs, see the About PDFs page.

If you would still like to request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.