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This section contains articles, reports, position statements and other content about DSI and benefit-sharing that will help you contribute to the debate.

Websites

Digital sequence information on genetic resources, Convention on Biological Diversity

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WiLDSI Data Portal

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Position Statements

Submission to the CBD by the DSI Scientific Network

2021

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Submission by CGIAR

2021

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Submission by the Global Plant Council

2021

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Joint submission by DNFS, VBIO and Leibniz Biodiversitaet

2021

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Submission by EMBL-EBI on behalf of INSDC

2021

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Submission by the Leibniz Institute

2021

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Submission by members of the Argentinian scientific community

2021

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Submission by Wellcome Sanger Institute

2021

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Reports

DSI Scientific Network, The CBD DSI matrix: How do the DSI policy options measure up?

2022

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Sara, R., Hufton, A. L., Sett, S., & Scholz, A. H., Open access: a technical assessment for the debate on benefit-sharing and digital sequence information

2022

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Policy options for Access and Benefit Sharing and Digital Sequence Information, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

2021

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Global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

2019

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Rohden, F., Huang, S., Dröge, G. & Scholz, A. H., Combined study on digital sequence information in public and private databases and traceability. Report No. CBD/DSI/AHTEG/2020/1/4, Convention on Biological Diversity

2020

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Scholarly Articles

Ebenezer, T. E., Muigai, A. W. T., Nouala, S., Badaoui, B., Blaxter, M., Buddie, A. G., et al, Africa: sequence 100,000 species to safeguard biodiversity, Nature

2022

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Scholz, A. H., Freitag, J., Lyal, C. H. C., Sara, R., Cepeda, M. L., Cancio, I., et al, Multilateral benefit-sharing from digital sequence information will support both science and biodiversity conservation, Nat. Commun.

2022

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Lawson, C. , Regulating Information in Molecules: The Convention on Biological Diversity and Digital Sequence Information, Law, Technology and Humans

2022

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Bagley, M. A., “Just” Sharing: The Virtues of Digital Sequence Information Benefit-Sharing for the Common Good, Harvard International Law Journal

2022

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Aubry S, Frison C, Medaglia JC, Frison E, Jaspars M, Rabone M, et al, Bringing access and benefit sharing into the digital age, PLANTS PEOPLE PLANET

2022

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Lyal, C. H. C., Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources and the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Global Transformations in the Use of Biodiversity for Research and Development: Post Nagoya Protocol Implementation Amid Unresolved and Arising Issues (ed. Chege Kamau, E.)

2022

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Scholz, A. H. et al, Myth-busting the provider-user relationship for digital sequence information, GigaScience

2021

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Liggins, L., Hudson, M. & Anderson, J., Creating space for Indigenous perspectives on access and benefit‐sharing: Encouraging researcher use of the Local Contexts Notices, Mol. Ecol.

2021

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Laird, S. et al, Rethink the expansion of access and benefit sharing, Science

2020

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Rourke, M., Eccleston-Turner, M., Phelan, A. & Gostin, L., Policy opportunities to enhance sharing for pandemic research, Science

2020

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Tydecks, L., Jeschke, J. M., Wolf, M., Singer, G. & Tockner, K., Spatial and topical imbalances in biodiversity research, PLOS ONE

2018

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Ribeiro, C. dos S. et al, How ownership rights over microorganisms affect infectious disease control and innovation: A root-cause analysis of barriers to data sharing as experienced by key stakeholders, PLOS ONE

2018

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Bockmann, F. A. et al, Brazil’s government attacks biodiversity, Science

2018

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Halewood, M. et al, Using Genomic Sequence Information to Increase Conservation and Sustainable Use of Crop Diversity and Benefit-Sharing, Biopreservation and Biobanking

2018

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Prathapan, K. D. et al, When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research, Science

2018

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Wilkinson, M. D. et al, The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship, Sci. Data

2016

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Schroeder, D., Benefit sharing: it’s time for a definition, J. Med. Ethics

2007

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