The Nagoya Protocol has been in force since October 2014. It provides a comprehensive international framework on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) and compliance.
Our “ABS world” infographic provides a quick and easy overview of whether your research leads to ABS or compliance obligations.
Information about access and benefit-sharing (ABS)
Many countries around the world regulate access to non-human biological material (“genetic resources”) for research purposes, requiring benefits arising from this use to be shared. This is referred to as “access and benefit-sharing”, or ABS for short.
As an academic researcher, you may need an ABS permit and to sign a benefit-sharing agreement.
Going through the ABS process for the first time? Use our “Build your ABS Strategy” checklist to guide you!
Through our ABS Stories, you can learn how German researchers successfully navigated ABS in different countries around the world.
Information on compliance for research in Germany
Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 requires researchers, including basic and non-commercial researchers, to ensure that their research is Nagoya Protocol compliant.
Our infographic on institutional measures provides a quick and easy overview of who could be involved in compliance at the institutional level
Through our Compliance Stories you can learn about how German institutions are dealing with their obligations Regulation (EU) No 511/2014.
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About the German Nagoya Protocol HuB
Behind the scenes – The Leibniz Institute-German Collection for Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) is partnering with the Consortium of German Natural Science Collections (DNFS), the German Life Sciences Association (VBIO) and the Leibniz Research Network Biodiversity (LFN BioDiv) on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB.
You can find more information about the project and our activities under about us and in the library.