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Very useful.
Many thanks
Filippo


On Aug 20, 2017 22:32, "Miller, Scott" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This new article has useful information on the implementation of the
> Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefits Sharing, although some of the
> details are intended for microbial culture collections.
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> McCluskey, K., K. B. Barker, H. A. Barton, K. Boundy-Mills, D. R. Brown,
> J. A. Coddington, K. Cook, P. Desmeth, D. Geiser, J. A. Glaeser, S. Greene,
> S. Kang, M. W. Lomas, U. Melcher, S. E. Miller, D. R. Nobles, Jr., K. J.
> Owens, J. H. Reichman, M. da Silva, J. Wertz, C. Whitworth, and D. Smith.
> 2017. The U.S. Culture Collection Network Responding to the Requirements of
> the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. MBio 8(4):e00982-17.
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> DOI: DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00982-17 [free!]
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> Abstract: The U.S. Culture Collection Network held a meeting to share
> information about how culture collections are responding to the
> requirements of the recently enacted Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic
> Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their
> Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The meeting
> included representatives of many culture collections and other biological
> collections, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
> Secretariat of the CBD, interested scientific societies, and collection
> groups, including Scientific Collections International and the Global
> Genome Biodiversity Network. The participants learned about the policies of
> the United States and other countries regarding access to genetic
> resources, the definition of genetic resources, and the status of
> historical materials and genetic sequence information. Key topics included
> what constitutes access and how the CBD Access and Benefit-Sharing
> Clearing-House can help guide researchers through the process of obtaining
> Prior Informed Consent on Mutually Agreed Terms. U.S. scientists and their
> international collaborators are required to follow the regulations of other
> countries when working with microbes originally isolated outside the United
> States, and the local regulations required by the Nagoya Protocol vary by
> the country of origin of the genetic resource. Managers of diverse living
> collections in the United States described their holdings and their efforts
> to provide access to genetic resources. This meeting laid the foundation
> for cooperation in establishing a set of standard operating procedures for
> U.S. and international culture collections in response to the Nagoya
> Protocol.
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