April 2-8, 2009 Paris, France
Seventh Meeting: Ad hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing
Excerpts from: Studies on the Identification, Tracking and Monitoring of Genetic Resources
After reviewing recent methods of identifying genetic resources directly based on DNA sequences, we have identified methods of tracking and monitoring genetic resources through the use of persistent globally unique identifiers, including practicality, feasibility, costs, and benefits of different options.
Herein, we outline our recommendations for baseline requirements for such a global tracking system to aid users and providers in complying with CBD ABS objectives.
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