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Nagoya Bites

Nagoya Bites

By German Nagoya Protocol HuB
Bite-sized pieces of information about the Nagoya Protocol. Our podcast series "Nagoya Bites" is meant to help researchers in the academic sector in Germany with understanding their obligations arising from the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol - that means rules about access and benefit-sharing (ABS) as well as compliance. We walk researchers through various topics, answer common questions, address misconceptions and hopefully demystify the Nagoya Protocol and ABS along the way.
Episode 5: The ABS Clearing House
The ABS Clearing House (ABSCH) is a very important instrument in the Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) world. It is an international information sharing platform and the go-to resource for researchers to find out how to legally obtain access to material in provider countries. In this episode, we speak to Matthew Dias who is the Program Officer responsible for the ABSCH at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). He walks the listeners through the different types of information that can be found in the Clearing House and gives some helpful tips for its use. Would you like to suggest a topic for a future podcast or provide us feedback on this one? To do so, use our contact and feedback forms on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/contact-forms Host: Elizabeth Karger, German Nagoya Protocol HuB, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH Guest: Matthew Dias, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity For more information about the ABS Clearing House: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/toolsandresources-abs/#clearing-house https://absch.cbd.int/en/ https://www.cbd.int/abs/theabsch.shtml https://twitter.com/GermanNagoyaHuB Music: Ellen Frederichs Logo: Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
31:08
January 11, 2022
Episode 4: Regulation (EU) 511/2014: Do taxonomy, phylogenetic analyses and sequencing fall within its scope?
Regulation (EU) No 511/2014, or the EU Regulation for short, creates compliance obligations for researchers conducting “utilization” with certain genetic resources. The term utilization is a difficult one to understand, making it challenging for many researchers to understand what type of research is covered by the EU Regulation. The good news is that the new Guidance Document from the EU Commission provides detailed insight into this concept and a number of examples of research which is and which is not considered to be utilization. In this episode of “Nagoya Bites!”, our guest is Chris Lyal, who is a scientific associate at the Natural History Museum in London and taxonomist by training, walks us through the concept of utilization, provides insight into the new EU Guidance document and talks about the examples of taxonomy, phylogenetic analyses and sequencing and whether these are to be understood as utilization or not. Would you like to suggest a topic for a future podcast or provide us feedback on this one? To do so, use our contact and feedback forms on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/contact-forms Host: Elizabeth Karger, German Nagoya Protocol HuB, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH Guest: Chris Lyal, scientific associate at the Natural History Museum London For more information about the EU ABS Regulation and compliance: ABS Information Forum (Chris Lyal’s website): https://nagoyaprotocol.myspecies.info/users/chris-lyal EU Guidance Document (available in all EU languages): https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.C_.2021.013.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AC%3A2021%3A013%3ATOC https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/ https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/scope/ https://twitter.com/GermanNagoyaHuB Music: Ellen Frederichs Logo: Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
28:39
November 30, 2021
Episode 3: Understanding the scope of the EU Regulation
This podcast focuses on understanding the scope of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014, or the EU Regulation for short. This is important for researchers because those that fall within its scope have so-called due diligence obligations that need to be fulfilled. In this episode, we speak to Martin Brink who works at the Centre for Genetic Resources of the Netherlands (CGN), which forms part of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). He is the National Focal Point on ABS for the Netherlands and regularly deals with enquiries from researchers about the Regulation and what it means for them in practice. We discuss how to work out whether the EU Regulation applies to your or not and Martin introduces a tool created by the Dutch National Focal Point to support researchers with this process. Would you like to suggest a topic for a future podcast or provide us feedback on this one? To do so, use our contact and feedback forms on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/contact-forms Host: Elizabeth Karger, German Nagoya Protocol HuB, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH Guest: Martin Brink, National Focal Point on ABS for the Netherlands For more information about the EU ABS Regulation and compliance: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/ https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/scope/ https://www.absfocalpoint.nl/en/absfocalpoint.htm https://www.absfocalpoint.nl/en/absfocalpoint/Help-tool.htm https://twitter.com/GermanNagoyaHuB Music: Ellen Frederichs Logo: Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
28:41
October 26, 2021
Episode 2: Kiel University’s Nagoya Protocol compliance strategy
The compliance obligations arising from Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 do not only apply to individuals but also to institutions like universities and research institutions where researchers work. Finding a good institutional compliance strategy can be challenging but some institutions have already made good progress in this area. In this podcast episode, we speak to the Nagoya Protocol Compliance Officer at Kiel University, Dr. Scarlett Sett, about her tasks, the development of the university’s compliance strategy and lessons learned. For more information, you can also check out Kiel University's Compliance Story on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/compliance-story-kiel/ Would you like to suggest a topic for a future podcast or provide us feedback on this one? To do so, use our contact and feedback forms on our website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/contact-forms Host: Elizabeth Karger, German Nagoya Protocol HuB, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH Guest: Dr. Scarlett Sett, Nagoya Protocol Compliance Officer at Kiel University For more information about the Nagoya Protocol and Kiel University's approach to compliance: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/ https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/research/integrity-ethics/nagoya-protocol https://twitter.com/GermanNagoyaHuB Music: Ellen Frederichs Logo: Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
25:35
August 04, 2021
Episode 1: User checks in Germany
Since 2020, a number of academic institutions have been checked for compliance with Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 by the German competent authority, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN). In this podcast, we speak to the head of the Nagoya Unit at the BfN about these checks, their purpose, the process and some of the lessons learned. Would you like to suggest a topic for a future podcast or provide us feedback on this one? To do so, use our contact and feedback forms on the German Nagoya Protocol HuB website: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/contact-forms Host: Elizabeth Karger, German Nagoya Protocol HuB, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH Guest: Thomas Greiber, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation For more information about the Nagoya Protocol, ABS and compliance: https://www.nagoyaprotocol-hub.de/ https://www.bfn.de/themen/nagoya-protokoll-nutzung-genetischer-ressourcen.html https://twitter.com/GermanNagoyaHuB Music: Ellen Frederichs Logo: Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
31:00
May 18, 2021