Data management systems
Plant collections and researchers may use a range of systems to keep ABS-relevant data on providers, consent and the terms of permits and agreements linked to material, associated information and the results of research. Systems may be simple or more complex, with modules for different types of specimens; they may be developed in-house or by specialist companies. Data standards can help to ensure that appropriate information is captured. The examples here set out several systems in current use can be used to keep track of ABS obligations, and highlight their use by a range of institutions.
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