Welcome to The Nagoya Protocol Learning Portal

The Nagoya Protocol is a framework for how to conduct research, manage collections, and associated information all over the world. Whether you’re a student just getting your feet wet in research, a curator, a teacher, or research faculty, this learning portal is built to help you! 

How to Use This Learning Portal: Five Simple Steps

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Step One: Learn the terminology and general workflow of a Nagoya compliant project.

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Step Two: Learn about stories of collaboration from other researchers.

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Step Three: Learn how to successfully navigate the ABS Clearinghouse.

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Step Four: Get to work! You’re ready to dive into your research project.

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Step Five: Share your experiences with us! 

News and Updates

New Article on Genetic Sequence Data: Open access to genetic sequence data maximizes value to scientists, farmers, and society

08/11/2020

As sequencing technology has advanced, the ability of scientists to rapidly generate large quantities of genetic sequence data (GSD) has greatly improved. These data are often made freely available through online databases such as those provided by the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. With vast amounts of information now easily and freely accessible, questions have arisen over how these data should be regulated—or if they should be regulated at all. For nearly five years, debate has ensued over the potential inclusion of GSD in an access and benefit-sharing (ABS) scheme. In a July publication in the journal Global Food Security, ...Read more

ESA Webinar – Intro to the Nagoya Protocol and Learning Portal

03/26/2020

"What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research" Presented By: Patrick Reilly, U.S. Department of State; and Rachel Meyer, University of California, Santa Cruz Watch the recording here.... Whether or not you conduct international research, the Nagoya Protocol, along with issues of access and benefit-sharing, should be a part of every researcher’s thinking. The Nagoya Protocol is a multilateral treaty that sets up the legal framework for utilizing genetic resources. This treaty has important implications on research and should be considered when thinking about how to conduct research, manage collections, and work ...Read more

Webinar about the Nagoya Protocol from the US Government

02/28/2020

The American Institute for Biological Sciences presents a webinar presentation by Patrick Reilly from the US State Dept titled "LIFE FINDS A WAY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT".  In case you missed it, you can watch the video HERE.

China to host the meeting where the new decadal biodiversity targets will be drafted

02/20/2020

The upcoming Conference of the Parties, where ~200 countries gather to coordinate action plans to slow the incredible loss of biodiversity worldwide, will be hosted by China in November 2020. Read an overview of the process and history of these meetings, as well as benchmark achievements and failures, HERE. To see where the Conference of the Parties have been in the past, and what their all about, check out THIS PAGE from the United Nations.

Rooibos tea: profits will be shared with Indigenous communities

11/06/2019

Nature Publishing covered the agreement finally reached between the Khoi and San people and the South African government to share the benefits of the rooibos tea industry. Rooibos is a traditional beverage and medicine from Southern Africa. Read the article HERE.
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