Research involving work with Developing Countries

Research in co-operation with developing countries

When research or part of it will be performed in developing countries and/or by partners from developing countries or when the results can be potentially applied in these countries, a description should be provided of the arrangements for

  • sharing the benefits and allocation of the intellectual property rights,
  • contribution to the capacity building in the developing countries.


Access to Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge and Sharing the Benefits arising from their Utilization (ABS)

“The regulations on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP) apply to all types of research – industrial as well as academic – that make use of genetic resources of plant, animal bacterial or other origin and/or of traditional knowledge associated to these resources.”



EU Regulation on Access and Benefit Sharing

The EU Regulation on Access and Benefit Sharing brings EU law into line with international obligations (Convention on Biological DIversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol).


For more information, please contact the Swiss National Focal Point to the Nagoya Protocol.

National Focal Point to the Nagoya Protocol:
Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
Biotechnology Section
CH-3003 Bern
Dr. Franziska Bosshard
National Focal Point to the Nagoya Protocol
Tel. : 058-463.92.68