Access and utilization of biological material - what the Nagoya Protocol is all about (Part I)

May 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Graduate Center - ONLINE

Target Group:

This event is aimed for doctoral candidates using biological material (excluding human DNA).

Information on the participation permit of postdocs can be found here.


Dr. Scarlett Sett, Nagoya Protocol Compliance Officer of Kiel University


Have you ever heard of the Nagoya Protocol? Or maybe you are still not sure if it is relevant to you and your research? If you are doing research with biological material in Germany (excluding human DNA), you need to understand the basics of the Nagoya Protocol and what is expected of you as a researcher.

During this course, we’ll go step by step through what researchers need to know and do to be compliant with any obligations stemming from the Nagoya Protocol and the EU regulation. You’ll hear about the user checks that have already started in Germany, what are some of the direct consequences for being non-compliant (e.g. fines, embargo of material and publications, etc), what requirements journals and funding agencies might start asking for and tools and tips already available for you to use and inform yourself. We will also have plenty of time for you ask questions.

This course is targeted to a beginner’s audience!


Registrations are welcome until 29 April 2021 via our online portal. We will then determine whether the minimum number of 4 participants has been reached. Should the minimum number of participants not have been reached, the event will not take place due to financial reasons. Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, further registrations are possible until 8 days previous to the beginning of the event.

Please note:

There are 8 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message from us concerning this course there are no free places and unfortunately you cannot participate in this course.


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