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The SNSB, as part of the CETAF consortium of non-commercial scientific institutions in Europe, fully endorse the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP www.cbd.int/abs). The research activities of SNSB are focussing particularly on taxonomic and systematic work, and supports implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly through activities congruent with those set out for the Global Taxonomy Initiative by CBD COP, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Together with CETAF, the SNSB have co-developed and adopted the CETAF Code of Conduct for Access and Benefit-Sharing, together with a clear Use Statement and Best Practices, to comply with European Access and Benefit Sharing legislation.

For access to genetic resources and the obligations of users in Germany, the BfN provides the following further information:


DFG obligations concerning CBD (Convention of Biological Diversity) and ABS: http://www.dfg.de/formulare/1_021/1_021.pdf

The documents are the basis for the SNSB policies and procedures, under which collections are managed and collection-based research is conducted. They provide details of best practices to ensure implementation of those principles and explain how biological specimens collected after october 12th 2014 are used by SNSB staff.

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