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NIEMA: Code of Conduct for Culture Collections, Microbial Resource Centers and Scientists using Microbes under the Nagoya Protocol

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) of Japan, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) of Korea, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology(BIOTEC) of Thailand, China General Microbiological Culture Collection(CGMCC) of China

Date and Time
14 October 2014 18:15 - 19:45

Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Since 2006, the microbial resource centers (MRCs) under Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM) have been working on the development of legitimate and practical scheme for exchanging microbial resources between ACM member MRCs. Especially after the adoption of the Nagoya protocol, ACM member MRCs have been actively involved in the improvement of such exchange system in line with the fundamental principles laid down in the Nagoya Protocol. The Network of International Exchange of Microbes under ACM (NIEMA) is designed as new international measures for the exchange of microbial resources between MRCs under which MRCs commit themselves to acting within the measures of the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol with regard to acquiring, distributing, and transferring microbial strains. Specifically, NIEMA is embedded in the microbial resource center community in Asia that provides raw materials for scientific research according to the principle of the Nagoya Protocol. In this side-event, the code of conduct for NIEMA system and NIEMA Clearing-House as an information system will be presented.