Data available through the Commons Lab Database is offered free and without restriction.
Data and content created by government employees within the scope of their employment are not subject to domestic copyright protection under 17 U.S.C. §105. Thus, no data that a federal employee enters will be copyright.
Data accessed through the Commons Lab Database do not, and should not, include controls over its end use. Once the data have been downloaded or pulled from this site, the Wilson Center cannot vouch for their quality or timeliness. Furthermore, we cannot vouch for any analysis conducted with data retrieved from this database.
The Commons Lab is developing a suite of APIs to support data access and sharing in line with this ideal.