Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is run by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Target Audience: This course is primarily intended for Researchers (staff and students) from all faculties. 

The University of Nottingham is committed to compliance with the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the EU’s Nagoya Protocol Implementation Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 511/2014).

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Researchers who source or use resources in scope of the Protocol are required to ensure that genetic resources, and traditional knowledge associated with those resources, have been accessed in accordance with applicable access and benefit sharing laws implemented by the source country.

As part of the compliance process, researchers are required to submit a declaration of due diligence at the request of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, the UK’s Competent Authority for the Protocol, for each research funding grant received that involves the utilisation of genetic resources and/or associated traditional knowledge that are subject to the Nagoya Protocol. ​​​​​​​

This session will

  • Introduce researchers to Access and Benefits Sharing
  • Provide an overview of Nagoya Protocol remit

Learning outcomes/objectives

  • To be able to determine whether a project is within the Nagoya Protocol remit or not.
  • To gain an understanding of the steps required to comply.
Process: The webinar will involve a mixture of presentation, discussion and examination of case-studies and exemptions.

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access MS Teams
Attend the course at a specific date and time
Use the MS Teams chat box function
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions 

Booking Conditions

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
Online Course23 July 202423 July 20241:00pm - 2:30pm997