The European Commission requests applicants for research funds (universities, research institutes, and other users of genetic resources) to fill in a survey. Through the survey, the EC hopes to get a better picture of the level of awareness about the EU ABS Regulation and the implications of the ABS Regulation on the daily practices of researchers.
The survey specifically aims to:
- gauge the level of awareness among the research funding applicants about the EU ABS Regulation;
- identify whether research funding applicants are aware of how a due diligence declaration can be submitted;
- explore whether assistance (and if so, what type of assistance) is provided by the funding institutions during the application process regarding their duties under the ABS regulation, especially article 7(1);
- gather information about the practical implications of the provisions and implementation of the ABS regulation on research practices;
The survey can be found on the EU survey platform, and will be open until the 15th of September.