The EU Regulation No 511/2014 (otherwise known as the 'Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)'), is a 2010 supplementary agreement to the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity.  From 12 October 2014 anyone who wishes to access genetic resources and/or the traditional knowledge associated with resources will be required to comply with this regulation.

Note that the associated EU regulation (EU) 511/2014 and EU Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1866 are part of UK law under The Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) Regulations 2015

The following guidance note has been prepared and contains information on the key aspects of the Nagoya Protocol and how to comply with the associated EU regulations.

A Nagoya toolkit has been developed by the University’s marine biotechnology staff.

Please see further information on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and additional sources of help and information within the University.