Global Scientific Research Commons Under the Nagoya Protocol: Governing Pools of Microbial Genetic Resources

E. Kamau and G. Winter (eds.), Common Pools of Genetic Resources: Equity and Innovation in International Biodiversity Law (Earthscan-Routledge, 2013)

34 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2013 Last revised: 20 Sep 2014

Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Catholic University of Louvain - Centre for the Philosophy of Law

Arianna Broggiato

BIOGOV Unit Centre for the Philosophy of Law (CPDR)

Dimitra Manou

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)

Date Written: January 30, 2013

Abstract

This chapter explores new opportunities offered by the Nagoya Protocol for global sharing of basic knowledge assets for scientific research. Two major institutional models dominate this debate, the first one envisioning contractual negotiations and exclusive ownership rights and the second one favouring public domain-like conditions and non-exclusive property right regimes. This chapter compares these models in the field of microbiology, concluding that public-domain like conditions for access to basic knowledge assets and a broad interpretation of the notion of non-commercial use are both possible within the framework of the Protocol and necessary for the pursuit of global scientific research.

Keywords: scientific research commons, microbiology, public domain, basic knowledge

Suggested Citation

Dedeurwaerdere, Tom and Broggiato, Arianna and Manou, Dimitra, Global Scientific Research Commons Under the Nagoya Protocol: Governing Pools of Microbial Genetic Resources (January 30, 2013). E. Kamau and G. Winter (eds.), Common Pools of Genetic Resources: Equity and Innovation in International Biodiversity Law (Earthscan-Routledge, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2277557 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2277557

Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Catholic University of Louvain - Centre for the Philosophy of Law ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

Arianna Broggiato (Contact Author)

BIOGOV Unit Centre for the Philosophy of Law (CPDR) ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

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Dimitra Manou

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

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