Our “Build your ABS Strategy” is a checklist intended to help academic researchers in Germany who are new to access and benefit-sharing (ABS).
The checklist points out some of the main things that researchers need to keep in mind when preparing for the process and is made up of four sections:
- preliminary steps, e.g. informing yourself, working out formalities and finding help
- defining the “red line” for any negotiations, i.e. identifying those aspects of a research project that are essential and must be covered by your ABS documentation
- working out what types of benefits that can be shared
- exploring options for future research (after the current research project ends)