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.
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!
News and Updates
11/16/2020Webinar series on from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat ***** https://www.cbd.int/article/dsi-webinar-series-2020 ***** This webinar series aims to foster a common understanding of digital sequence information on genetic resources, its importance and linkage to the Convention and the Nagoya Protocol as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, and how digital sequence information on genetic resources is being addressed under the CBD, in preparation for the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Three webinars will be held as follows: - Webinar 1: Understanding DSI: a technical overview of its production, distribution and use: ...Read more
10/07/2020Online Seminar: Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in the UK, hosted by the University of Aberdeen Oct. 14 from 9-10:30 (EDT). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-the-nagoya-protocol-on-access-and-benefit-sharing-in-the-uk-tickets-118180730747 Workshop Summary: The EU and China held a "Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing and Digital Sequence Information," virtually on 28-29 May 2020. There were participants from China and the EU, the European Commission, the current and future Presidencies of the European Union and the Secretariat of the CBD. Stakeholder sectors were represented by senior personnel from databases, research, biological collections, forestry, ecology, agriculture and business. The objective was the exchange ...Read more
Webinar/virtual report launch: Finding compromise on ABS & DSI in the CBD: Requirements & policy ideas from a scientific perspective
10/07/2020October 7th, 2020 14:00-16:30pm Central European DT Register online here: https://www.dsmz.de/collection/nagoya-protocol/digital-sequence-information/dsi-policy-options-webinar-2020 Description: The debates on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources (DSI) and access and benefit-sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP) remain challenging. Balancing open access and fair benefit-sharing requires thinking outside the box to find innovative solutions that bridge the gap between these two important priorities. The paper offers 5 ideas for how this could be achieved. The webinar is hosted by the WiLDSI project, an interdisciplinary research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) led by the Leibniz Institutes ...Read more
New Article on Genetic Sequence Data: Open access to genetic sequence data maximizes value to scientists, farmers, and society
08/11/2020As 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
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