Nagoya Protocol meeting

February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017 - February 10, 2017


Arlington, VA


The USCCN held a meeting to discuss the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing on US culture collections.


McCluskey K, Barker KB, Barton HA, Boundy-Mills K, Brown DR, Coddington JA, Cook K, Desmeth P, Geiser D, Glaeser JA, Greene S, Kang S, Lomas MW, Melcher U, Miller SE, Nobles DR, Jr., Owens KJ, Reichman JH, da Silva M, Wertz J, Whitworth C, Smith D. 2017. The U.S. Culture Collection Network responding to the requirements of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. mBio 8:e00982-17.


Thursday 2/9/17

9:30 – 12:00 USCCN Steering Committee Meeting (Closed)

1:30 – 3:00

Kevin McCluskey, FGSC, USCCN. Welcome and introduction

Stephanie Aktipis, US Dept of State, Nagoya Protocol and living collections in the USA

Matthew Dias, The Secretariat of the CBD. The Access and Benefit Sharing Clearinghouse mechanism

John Coddington, Smithsonian Institution, Global Genome Biodiversity Network

3:00- 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00

Philippe Desmeth, Belgian Science Policy Office, topic: the TRUST initiative, WFCC President

Manuela da Silva- Vice-President of Research and Reference Laboratories, Fiocruz – Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil (WFCC EB). Topic, the Brazil legislation

David Schindel,  Scientific Collections and digital information under Nagoya

David Nobles, UTEX. Impact of Nagoya on a growing biotechnology area

6:30 – 9:00 Dinner session

Kevin McCluskey, FGSC. History of USCCN

Jerry Reichman, Duke University, “Why the Nagoya Protocol to the CBD Matters to Science and Industry in the US”

Friday 2/10/17

9:30- 12:00

Hazel Barton, University of Akron, A collection of cave microbes available through ATCC

David Smith, CABI/ MIRRI – MIRRI ABS best practice manual

All               Work groups on Nagoya documentation (MAA, Certificate of origin, MTA)

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30

Kyria Boundy-Mills, UC Davis, Practical aspects of Nagoya for living biodiversity collections

All                Report of working groups on shared approaches to responding to information requirements

Kevin McCluskey, Summary and adjournment