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


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


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

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


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


Step Five: Share your experiences with us! 

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News and Updates:

Virtual stakeholder listening session on DSI March 3


The U.S. Department of State will host a virtual stakeholder listening session on Thursday, March 3, at 2pm EST to hear views regarding "digital sequence information" (DSI) on genetic resources in preparation for upcoming resumed subsidiary meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  The 3rd session of the CBD Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will resume with an in-person meeting in Geneva March 14 - 29.  At this meeting, participants will consider options and approaches for addressing access and benefit sharing on DSI.   We invite stakeholders to join a listening session to share their views on DSI and the ...Read more

DSI on GR: New Studies on Potential Approaches to ABS / ISN des RG : Nouvelles études sur les approches potentielles de l’APA / IDS de RG: Nuevos estudios sobre posibles enfoques de APB


In March the CBD Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will resume its 3rd session at a face-to-face meeting in Geneva, where it will conduct its first in-person negotiations on DSI. To stimulate fresh thinking ahead of this important meeting the ABS Initiative, working under the auspices of the Norway-South Africa Partnership on DSI, is organising a webinar focused on three new studies outlining potential ABS approaches relevant to DSI: National ABS Approaches to DSI: Perspectives, Options and Limits prepared for the ABS Initiative by Henry de Novion Download: https://bit.ly/34OjOlh Digital Sequence Information (DSI): lessons from multilateral ...Read more

Webinar on the report of the informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group on Digital Sequence Information on genetic resources (DSI IAG)


  Webinar on the report of the informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group on Digital Sequence Information on genetic resources (DSI IAG)   Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 13h00-15h00 CET (12h00-14h00 UTC)   Ladies and Gentlemen, You are cordially invited to participate in the abovementioned webinar. Established at the 3rd session of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the DSI IAG held four working meetings, aimed at assisting the OEWG Co-Chairs in conducting informal consultations on DSI. The report contains: - a proposed multi-criteria analysis framework for evaluating DSI policy options - a co-leads’ summary of the discussions on potential convergences and apparent ...Read more

Postponement on decisions on if and how digital sequence data may be regulated by the Nagoya Protocol


From https://www.cbd.int/dsi-gr/: The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol first addressed the issue of digital sequence information on genetic resources at their respective meetings held in December 2016. At its most recent meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision 14/20 which noted the divergence of views of Parties on this matter and decided to establish a science and policy-based process, which included the convening of an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG). For more information, see : What ...Read more

Thank you NSF for funding our virtual workshop series!


The US Nagoya Protocol Action Group has partnered with the American Institute of Biological Sciences to run a workshop series this late summer and Fall. The workshop will feature some amazing scientists who are working in the US, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, China, and Indonesia. We're focusing on how we share genetic data like DNA to mutually benefit and to benefit the biodiversity of our planet. We're hammering the details out now but we would love it if you could share news of this workshop with your colleagues at summer meetings. People can sign up here: io.aibs.org/nagoya
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