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EC issues guidance on compliance of the Nagoya protocol for sharing genetic material

Publication date: 
5 October 2016 (UK time)

The EC has published a guidance document on the scope of the EU’s Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) regulation (regulation (EU) No 511/2014) which implements the rules governing user compliance of the Nagoya protocol. This document should be of use to those preparing future proposals as understanding and compliance of the Nagoya protocol should form part of the application process and detailed in the applicant’s ethics self-assessment. Further support and guidance can be found on the University of Oxford Research Services’ webpages