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Presentation of a comprehensive Research Agreement dealing with Scientific Evaluation of Traditional Medicine for diabetes; Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

Université de Montréal

Date and Time
9 November 2009 13:15 - 14:45

Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG ABS 8)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines (CIHR-TAAM) is a multidisciplinary group of university researchers indigenous community members and the health board of the Canadian James Bay Cree Territory devoted to evaluating the effectiveness of Indigenous Traditional Medicine (TM) to fight against diabetes. In order to do so, a comprehensive research agreement was devised to oversee the access to and protection to TM and related joint intellectual property and the sharing of benefits resulting from the research. The event will discuss the major tools and mechanisms used to ensure a mutually trusting, respectful and beneficial relationship.