[Eosc-life-wp4] ADD SIGNATURE to red lines paper to Keep digital sequence information a common good
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I acknowledge that you may not all be fully knowledgeable of the
“Nagoya protocol” and the constrains that it has brought around the
utilization of genetic resources (GRs) worldwide since it was
formulated by the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010 and
adopted by the EU in 2014. I suppose that you may have heard about the
intention of some of the parties to incorporate the utilization of
Digital Sequence Information (DSI) into the Nagoya protocol. In the
same way there are some inertial feelings by some parties towards
applying to DSI the same bilateral mechanisms in place for GRs.
sequence that you utilize (let us say when you Blast a sequence) with
the country that provided the GR from which the sequence was derived!
What is at stake? The free and open access to the public sequence data
repositories and the information therein. That is what is at stake.
All these aspects are going to be discussed in the next conference of
the parties of the CBD, COP15, in China this October. In this context,
and knowing that the approval of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity
Framework could depend on this DSI issue, a group of scientists lead
by the Leibniz Institute in Germany have written a 2 page red lines
paper, presenting the position of the DSI practitioning scientists, so
our EU politicians defend it in negotiations in October.
Hereby, as participant in the drafting of the paper and as member of
EOSC-Life WP4, I share with you the last version of the paper together
with information about how to add your signature in case of
considering it convenient (see e-mail bellow).
Associate Professor in Cell Biology
University of the Basque Country
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De: "Amber H. Scholz" <amber.h.scholz at dsmz.de>
Asunto: ADD SIGNATURE: Keep digital sequence information a common good
Thank you for patience in waiting for an update on the DSI EU position
paper. We received quite a bit of feedback which took awhile to
incorporate. Most importantly, a former policymaker strongly suggested
we shorten the document, make the recommendations clear, and bring
them to the top of the document. We hope these changes meet with your
approval and still represent our discussion in May.
In the interim, we have learned that the EU Commission and Member
States will meet to discuss DSI on July 15. The time for our position
paper is now!
* If you wish, *please add your signature by July 9 *via google forms:
* Please *share this document with national and EU colleagues and
networks *as widely as possible.
* If possible, *translate the document *into your national language
and we will attach it to the final version.
Finally, a special thanks in finalizing this document goes out to Dirk
Neumann, Nike Sommerwerk, Rodrigo Sara, and Angela Grosse!
With warm regards,
PS -- If you had already added your signature, please add again in the
link so it is all in one place.
Amber Hartman Scholz, Ph.D.
Deputy to the Director
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
Inhoffenstraße 7 B 38124 Braunschweig Germany
Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann; Bettina Fischer
Amtsgericht Braunschweig HRB 2570
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MR Dr. David Schnieders
Die DSMZ ist Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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