In answer to a request from the CBD Secretariat, the new ECCO model documents for MDA and MTA have been added to the ABS-Clearing House information resource ‘Model Contractual Clauses, Codes of Conduct, Guidelines, Best Practices and/or Standard’ on October 23, 2020 (ABSCH-A19A20-SCBD-252690-1). These models have been published in Annex to Verkley et al., FEMS Microbiology Letters 367, Issue 5, March 2020, fnaa044. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnaa044
Model Agreement documents, Codes of Conduct, Best practices
New ECCO model documents for Material Deposit and Transfer Agreements (2020) – check out the dedicated page on this website here
MIRRI Best Practice Manual on Access and Benefit Sharing (Verkley, Martin, Smith 2016) – Developed especially for the practices of culture collections for microorganisms, based on input provided by various ABS experts including representatives of ECCO Corporate Members. https://absch.cbd.int/database/A19 A20/ABSCH-A19A20-SCBD-208213.
CETAF Code of Conduct and Best Practices on Access and Benefit Sharing and Material Transfer Agreement Templates ( Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities 2019). – Developed for the practices of natural science collections in the broad sense, and the first best practice to be officially recognized by the European Commission.