Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in academic research – A good practice guide for access and benefit-sharing | ABSCH-A19A20-SCBD-238868 | Model Contractual Clauses, Codes of Conduct, Guidelines, Best Practices and/or Standard | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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Model Contractual Clauses, Codes of Conduct, Guidelines, Best Practices and/or Standard (A19A20)

  published:14 Nov 2017

Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in academic research – A good practice guide for access and benefit-sharing
This publication explains Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing (ABS) and its implications for academic research. The guide offers comprehensive information to assist scientists and research institutions in planning and performing research projects that use genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge from abroad. The goal of this manual is to enable researchers to act in conformity with the regulatory requirements of the Convention on Biological Diversity, its Nagoya Protocol and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Good Practice Guide includes graphic illustrations outlining the steps to be taken when accessing genetic resources for research purposes, in-situ in the provider country, or ex-situ in public collections, within a research institution, or from third persons. It illustrates benefit-sharing opportunities to be included in the Mutually Agreed Terms from a non-commercial research perspective. See also our specific publication and website Toolbox to elaborate a Mutually Agreed Terms contract on http://abs.scnat.ch Switzerland has ratified the CBD, the Nagoya Protocol and the International Treaty. The Good Practice Guide informs about the corresponding Swiss legal obligations of academic researchers. The brochure also contains several case studies to exemplify ABS situations, a glossary and important contact points to get started with your ABS procedure.
Susette Biber-Klemm, Sylvia I. Martinez
2016
- Organization: Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland (SCNAT)
Organization
Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland (SCNAT)
Academic or research institute
Laupenstrasse 7 Bern,
3008,
Switzerland
Phone: +41 31 306 93 41,
Fax:
Email: abs@scnat.ch,
- Organization: Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (A+)
Organization
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (A+)
Academic or research institute
Laupenstrasse 7 Bern, BE
3001,
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)31 306 92 20,
Fax:
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      • Switzerland
        • Access to genetic resources (Article 15 of the CBD)
        • Nagoya Protocol
        • Access to genetic resources
        • For non-commercial use
        • Access to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, including prior informed consent or approval or involvement
        • For non-commercial use
        • Benefit-Sharing
        • Mutually agreed terms
        • Monetary benefits
        • Non-monetary benefits
        • Compliance
        • Compliance with domestic legislation or regulatory requirements of the other Party (Article 15 and 16)
        • On access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing
        • On access to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and benefit-sharing
        • Non-compliance with domestic legislation or regulatory requirements
        • Issues related to monitoring the utilization of genetic resources (Article 17)
        • Checkpoints
        • Permits or their equivalent constituting an internationally recognized certificate of compliance
        • Compliance with mutually agreed terms (Article 18)
        • Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House
        • Model contractual clauses
        • Codes of conduct, guidelines, and best practices and or/standards
        • Transboundary cooperation
        • Capacity-building
        • Technology transfer, collaboration and cooperation
        • ABS legislative, administrative or policy measures
        • Non-commercial purposes
        • Academic research
        • Identification and taxonomy
        • All types of genetic resources
        • Plants
        • Animals
        • Microorganism
        • Fungi
        • Wild species
        • Domesticated species and/or cultivated species
        • All areas of access of the genetic resource
        • Ex-situ
        • Soil and/or water samples
        • Users of genetic resources
        • Intellectual property rights
        • Relevant international agreements, instruments and organizations
        • Food and Agriculture Organization
        • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
        • World Health Organization
        • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
        • sectoral
          Additional Information
          The 2016 publication was totally revised to include all aspects of the Nagoya Protocol supplementary agreement that entered into force in 2014. Switzerland has ratified the CBD, the Nagoya Protocol and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Corresponding legislation is in place and also applies to academic research.