Studies on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
In decision 14/20
(paragraph 11 (b) to (e)) the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to commission studies on the following issues:
The peer review is closed for all studies.
- Study 1: Peer reviewed science-based fact-finding study on the concept and scope of digital sequence information on genetic resources and how digital sequence information on genetic resources is currently used building on the existing fact-finding and scoping study
- Study 2: Peer reviewed study on ongoing developments in the field of traceability of digital information, including how traceability is addressed by databases, and how these could inform discussions on digital sequence information on genetic resources
- Study 3: Peer reviewed study on public and, to the extent possible, private databases of digital sequence information on genetic resources, including the terms and conditions on which access is granted or controlled, the biological scope and the size of the databases, numbers of accessions and their origin, governing policies, and the providers and users of the digital sequence information on genetic resources and encourages the owners of private databases to provide the necessary information
- Study 4: Peer reviewed study on how domestic measures address benefit-sharing arising from commercial and non-commercial use of digital sequence information on genetic resources and address the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources for research and development, taking into account the submissions provided in paragraph 9 of decision 14/20
The studies are made possible thanks to financial support from Norway and the European Union.
The timeline for these studies is as follows:
||Call for submission of expression of interest through notification 2019-12.
||Peer review of the commissioned studies
||Final study made available for consideration by the AHTEG
|17-20 March 2020
||Meeting of Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group