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ABS contracts for non-commercial academic research – two models

Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

Date and Time
23 March 2010 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG ABS 9)

Jointly, stakeholders from a provider and a user country (Colombia and Switzerland) present their complementary models for contracts especially designed for non-commercial academic research. The Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá presents its proposal of a "Contrato Marco" (framework contract) for national research institutes, and the Swiss Academy of Sciences presents its draft material transfer agreement (MTA). Both models will be discussed with participants. The overall aim is to find solutions acceptable to provider countries, user countries, and academia in order to enable non-commercial research.