DSI Scientifc Network and Open Letter
DSI Scientific Network
In 2020, the DSI Scientific Network was created to give the research community a voice in ongoing international policy discussions on digital sequence information (DSI).
People from 15 countries around the world have joined the network, which tries to help policymakers’ and other stakeholders’ understand DSI and how open access to DSI through public online databases contributes to research, biodiversity conservation and public health. The network aims to ensure that new DSI governance frameworks do not compromise scientific research worldwide.
Open letter to the Parties to the CBD
In 2022, the network together with other major international scientific organizations published an open letter requesting the Parties to the CBD to include the scientific community in their decision-making and consider the implications of their decisions.
In particular, the network encourages policy makers to consider multilateral benefit-sharing solutions, take scientific processes into account, support open access and avoid increased complexity or costs for researchers.
Other scientific organizations, national academies and individual researchers are invited to join their voice by co-signing the Open Letter.