European Commission publishes SCELG study on legal and policy aspects of DSI

The European Commission recently published a study that was commissioned from our Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance on the possible ways to address digital sequencing information (DSI) from a legal and policy perspective. The study was the final output of a consultancy project that ran from autumn 2019 until the summer of 2020, which was led by SCELG’s Professor Elisa Morgera, Dr Stephanie Switzer and PhD researcher Miranda Geelhoed. The project also benefited from consultation of experts in this field, including Dr Shakeel Bhatti, Dr Rachel Wynberg and Sarah Laird. The study considers how DSI – an important tool in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture – relates to the scope and workings of the regime on access and benefit-sharing under international biodiversity law. 

Further information about this and other SCELG output can be found here.