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 Format-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:

Standard Operating Procedure for Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanism in Assam_23_09_2021 - download here

  1. Format-I: Format- I_ABS Application for Commercial utilization of biological resources - download here

  2. Form A: Information to be furnished for use of Biological Resources by the Applicant (Self Disclosure)- 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