[PCA] Fwd: Establishing the Benefits Derived from Biological Research: Online survey for research scientists - closes October 15, 2014

De Angelis, Patricia patricia_deangelis at fws.gov
Wed Sep 24 13:29:06 CDT 2014

Calling all researchers!

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival
Commission (IUCN-SSC) is conducting an international survey to explore the
social and economic benefits derived from biological research - including
contributions to conservation and sustainable use.  There are 22 questions
on the survey and the link and more information are below.

Patricia S. De Angelis, Ph.D.

Botanist, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Chair, Medicinal Plant Working Group

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From: IUCN SSC Chair <IUCNSSCChair at iucn.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:38 AM
Subject: Establishing the Benefits Derived from Biological Research: survey

The SSC is currently in the process of developing a new Specialist Group
(SG), to be shared with the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law
(WCEL) on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS).

Dr. Lily O. Rodriguez of the ILR - Institut für Lebensmittel und
Ressourcenökonomik ,University of Bonn will be playing a prominent role in
this new SG and as the SSC will be working more in this area in future, she
is inviting you to take part on an *International Online Survey on Benefits
Derived from Biological Research*.

The purpose of this survey is to show the importance of the multiple
benefits derived from your research. This is not only from an academic
point of view; we also need to show how much your research is contributing
to the conservation and to sustainable use of biodiversity, to the country
where this biodiversity comes from (your own or another country).
Furthermore, there could be other social or direct economic benefits that
may also need to be acknowledged.

This survey will be used to help develop criteria to facilitate access by
scientists to genetic or biological materials. We hope that this should
contribute to increasing trust between scientists and regulatory bodies,
and to comply with requirements set by the Convention on Biological

This survey is being conducted by the Institute for Food and Resource
Economics (ILR) of the University of Bonn, through a project funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG), in collaboration with the International
Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). I also would like to ask you to help *us
to disseminate the survey* – among your network of colleagues and research

Here is the link to the survey:

I greatly appreciate your contribution to this international assessment of
the contribution of research to the conservation and sustainable use of

The survey will be closed by *October 15th 2014.  *

With best wishes,

*Simon N. Stuart PhD*
IUCN Species Survival Commission

7-9 North Parade Buildings

Bath BA1 1NS, UK
simon.stuart at iucn.org


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