The Nagoya Protocol Learning Portal

We welcome you to our learning community for the Nagoya Protocol. The Protocol is a framework for how to conduct research and manage collections and associated information. Whether you’re a student just getting your feet wet in research, or a curator, a teacher, or research faculty, this learning portal is built to help you find the resources you need

Our Goals

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Familiarize people with how the Nagoya Protocol was developed, what it covers, and how people are to follow it.
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Help anyone doing science research, education, and collections management learn and promote Nagoya compliance.
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Show how Nagoya applies to both international and national work, and applies to future research planning as well as historical research resources.

News and Updates

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

09/29/2021

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!

07/17/2021

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

Webinar Series to Unpack Digital Sequence Information Linkage to the Nagoya Protocol

11/16/2020

Webinar 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

Online Seminar: Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in the UK

10/07/2020

Online 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
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