Complying with "Access and Benefit Sharing" within the academic research sector

Seminar on "Access and Benefit Sharing" at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)

Genetic material and biochemical derivatives from plants, animals, and microbes (genetic resources), as well as associated traditional knowledge, can provide significant commercial and non-commercial benefits to humans. In order to reconcile conflicting interests in the use of these resources, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has adopted the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime. Under the ABS regime, states on whose territories genetic resources are found may determine access to those resources, while user states have to oblige their users to share the benefits they derive from utilisation.

The target audience of the seminar is academic researchers from universities and research institutes that directly or indirectly collect, obtain and use foreign biological material from terrestrial and marine sources and associated traditional knowledge.

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Micro B3 will be represented by Gerd Winter

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)
Access and Benefit Sharing