Who is in scope of the Nagoya Protocol? In the following section it is explained who is affected by the Nagoya Protocol and the EU ABS Regulation. svenska Share Contact Listen Are you in scope? Regulations on access and benefit-sharing (access and distribution of benefit) apply both to commercial and non-commercial researchers. Both researchers conducting basic research and those conducting applied research on biological material and/or associated traditional knowledge shall comply with these regulations. Research is subject to Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) if: Biological material (genetic resources) is needed for the research A genetic resource (GR) is material from plants, animals, microorganisms or other origin that contains genetic information. Derivatives can also be included as genetic resources, such as proteins, lipids, enzymes, RNA and organic compounds such as flavonoids, essential oils and plant resin. Associated traditional knowledge is needed for the research Associated traditional knowledge (aTR) is traditional knowledge possessed by indigenous peoples or local communities that is relevant for the use of the genetic resources. The material is obtained in a country other than the country of the research If the material is obtained from another country If the material is obtained from a country other than the country in which you conduct research, you must find out the following information: Is provider country party to the Nagoya Protocol or have they ratified it? See the ABS-CH website. ABS Clearing-House (ABSCH) website All countries that are highlighted in purple are parties to the Nagoya Protocol. Does provider country have access legislation? Check the ABSCH. Select the country to which you plan to travel to and check “Legislative, administrative or policy measures on the access and benefit-sharing (MSR)”. There you will find the regulations and ordinances that are applicable to the country in question. Under “Access” you will find any access legislation the country has. If it is unclear, contact the country’s National Focal Point (NFP) who’s contact details you can find on the same webpage. Information about this can be found on the same page.