This website is being developed together with the academic research community in Germany and other experts. It is still under development and will continue to grow over the coming months … if you can’t find what you need, make sure you let us know!
Not sure what the Nagoya Protocol or ABS means for you? Check out our “ABS world” infographic – it 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 have implemented the Nagoya Protocol and regulate access to non-human biological material (“genetic resources”) for research purposes and require 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!
Information on compliance for researchers in Germany
Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 requires researchers, including basic and non-commercial researchers, to ensure that their research is Nagoya Protocol compliant.
Don’t worry! The German Nagoya Protocol HuB is here to help the academic research community in Germany.
We are building up this website to help you. Send us your feedback and help us to shape it!
We’ve created the German Nagoya Protocol HuB Network so that we can learn from one another about compliance.
You can ask us questions. Contact our help desk!
We offer information sessions for researchers, students and administrative staff from institutions across Germany.
We organize workshops to support compliance in Germany.
The implementation of the Nagoya Protocol has created a number of challenges for the academic research sector but over the years, there has been a lot of learning by doing on access and benefit-sharing and compliance. We can learn from one another by sharing our experiences and expertise.
The GNP HuB Network is an informal network that brings together people from all over Germany, providing a platform for information exchange, awareness-raising and networking.
Outreach and awareness-raising
We can do online information sessions for your institution or offer short presentations for scientific conferences in either English and German. If you’re interested, contact us!
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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.