Position statement on digital sequence information and the Nagoya protocol

Applied Microbiology International (AMI) fully supports the principles behind access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic resources, as stipulated under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

However, it is our view that careful considerations need to be made for digital sequence information (DSI) to be included within the scope of the Nagoya Protocol. Due to the scale and disparate nature in which DSI is gathered, stored and accessed, there ought to be clear recommendations on when the guidelines within the Nagoya Protocol should apply.

For further details, see our position statement here.