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All KyotoU faculty, staff, and students engaged in research in the life sciences and related fields must strive to maintain ethical conduct and self-discipline as well as complying with the applicable University rules and regulations.

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS, link below) stipulates measures that both provider and user countries of genetic resources must take to ensure access to these materials and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization thereof.

KyotoU faculty, staff, and students wishing to acquire genetic resources covered by the Nagoya Protocol from outside Japan are required to follow the procedures describe below.



Related laws, regulations, and links


Ministry of the Environment

ABS Support Team for Academia, National Institute of Genetics


Management Office for Research Regulations
Email: kihan-life* (replace * with @)

Training course (e-Learning)

Available via Kyoto University Cyber Learning Space > Life Science Research:
1. Nagoya Protocol and the Related Procedures