Access and Benefit Sharing

I. Access of biological resources for research purposes

Procedure for access:

Application addressed to the Member Secretary, Assam State Biodiversity Board in the prescribed Form-I along with the detail research proposal, funding details and CV of the Principal Investigator.

Status of Access Approvals for Research Purposes

II. Access of biological resources for Commercial purposes

Procedure for access:

Application addressed to the Member Secretary, Assam State Biodiversity Board in the prescribed Form-I for Commercial Utilization, giving details of resources to be accessed from Assam in the prescribed format given below:

  1. Form-I for commercial utilization - download here
  2. Format for giving details of the resources to be accessed from Assam - download here

Model Agreement (MAT)

III. Useful ABS Resources

a. Biological Resources notified as normally traded commodities under Secction-40 of the Biological Diversity Act-2002 (Exemptions)

  1. MoEFCC Gazette notification no. S.O. 1352(E) dated 7th April 2016
  2. MoEFCC Gazette notification no. S.O. 3533(E) dated 7th November 2017
  3. MoEFCC Gazette notification no. S.O. 3232(E) dated 17th December 2014
    1. Annexure-I

b. Guidelines for Access to Biological Resources and Associated Knowledge and Benefit Sharing Regulations 2014

c. Draft Guidelines for Access to Biological Resources and Associated Knowledge and Benefit Sharing Regulations 2019