Useful websites

The ABS Clearing House, managed by the CBD, has a great deal of helpful information, and can be found here. There is also information on the Nagoya Protocol and ABS on the Clearing House Mechanism of the CBD, here.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has information on its ABS policy here and some useful links here. The BGCI home page is here.

The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) has links to its ABS outputs here. The CETAF home page is here.

The Dutch ABS Focal Point has put a useful compliance flowchart online here.

The European Commission has a web page giving background information and links to the legislation here.

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) provides downloadable guides on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), which were developed as part of the European Blue Biobank (EBB) project.  These include (1) The EMBRC guide to ABS compliance: Recommendations to marine biological resources collections’ and users’ institutions and (2) seek, keep & transfer. A step-by-step guide to abs compliance when utilizing marine genetic resources.  Both are available here

The Global Genome Biodiversity Network has links to helpful documents, including its Best Practice, here.  The GGBN portal can be found here.  GGBN has also produced an ABS fact sheet and FAQs.

Lancaster University has a well set out page on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

The Linnean Society  has produced a briefing document (17 April 2017) on the Nagoya Protocol, available here.

The German Nagoya Protocol Hub helps people in the academic research sector in Germany with understanding their obligations arising from the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. It is available here

The Nagoya Protocol Learning Portal. An American site providing information primarily for academic researchers. It is available here.

The Society For The Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPHNC) has developed a WIKI on Access and Benefit-Sharing (Nagoya Protocol and the CBD). This can be found here.  The SPHNC home page can be found here.

The Swiss Academy of Sciences has produced a variety of very helpful tools, including a new Best Practice Guide for Academic Research and an ABS Agreement toolkit, which are available here.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith