New Website: Access & Benefit Sharing
15 June 2006
The Swiss Academy of Sciences just launched a new website on Access & Benefit Sharing: Good Practice for Academic Research on Genetic Resources (http://abs.scnat.ch).
The website explains the steps that must be taken when accessing biological resources for research purposes. All information is based on the CBD and the Bonn Guidelines.
‘Access & Benefit Sharing: Good Practice for Academic Research on Genetic Resources’, an ABS guide developed by the Swiss Academy of Sciences, is now available in English, French and Spanish. The publication is designed for non-commercial academic researchers wanting guidance on working in other countries, and can be downloaded from the website.
The website is a supplementary utility aiming to disseminate ABS knowledge. It pinpoints viable options for basic research. The target research community is Switzerland but all information can be adapted for other nations.
The new site is an important step towards this goal.
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