Publications

ABS tools elaborated by the Swiss Academy of Sciences

ABS good practice 2016
  • 2016

Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in academic research

A good practice guide for access and benefit-sharing
ABS Model Clauses 2016
  • 2016

Agreement on Access and Benefit-sharing for Academic Research

A toolbox for drafting Mutually Agreed Terms for access to Genetic Resources and to Associated Traditional Knowledge and Benefit-sharing
South Center
  • 2016

Innovation and Global Intellectual Property Regulatory Regimes: The Tension between Protection and Access

The South Centre recently published Research Paper No. 67: "Innovation and Global Intellectual Property Regulatory Regimes: The Tension between Protection and Access", authored by Nirmalya Syam and Viviana Munoz Tellez.

Project on Access and Benefit-sharing in Latin America and the Caribbean: A science-policy dialogue for academic research

A set of documents was produced by this project:

The annexes in PDF to the long document that encompass descriptions of ABS or ABS-related national implementation systems and case studies of academic research and ABS.

Implementation in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Case studies in Argentina (reference AR in document), Bolivia (BO), Brazil (BR1, BR2, BR3 & BR4), Brazil with Swiss researchers (CH-BR), Colombia (CO1 & CO2), Costa Rica (CR), Ecuador (EC), Mexico (ME) and Peru (PE).


Report: Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits – ABS Program 2003–2010 of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (2010) Biber-Klemm S, Martinez SI, Jacob A. Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2010

Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits – ABS Program 2003–2010 of the Swiss Academy of Sciences

Biber-Klemm S, Martinez SI, Jacob A. Swiss Academy of Sciences, Bern, Switzerland

Other publications:

Biber-Klemm S, Martinez SI (2015) Experiences in accessing biological resources for non-commercial research: Results of an informal survey in Switzerland. In: Kamau EC, Winter G, Stoll PT (eds) Research and Development on genetic resources – public domain approaches in implementing the Nagoya Protocol. Routledge New York and London: 175-180.

Biber-Klemm S, Davis K, Gautier L, Kiehn M, Martinez SI (2015) Ex situ collections of plants and how they adjust to ABS conditions. In: Kamau EC, Winter G, Stoll PT (eds) Research and Development on genetic resources – public domain approaches in implementing the Nagoya Protocol. Routledge New York and London: 207-225.

Biber-Klemm S, Davis K, Gautier L, Martinez SI (2013) Governance options for ex-situ collections in academic research. In: Oberthür S, Rosendal KG (eds) Global governance of genetic resources: Access and benefit sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. Routledge, New York and London: 213-230pp. (Link)

Martinez SI, Biber-Klemm S (2010) Scientists – take action for access to biodiversity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2:27-33 (Link)