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WG 5.4 – Education Initiatives for Schools and Media

Chair: David Secko Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Research Problem and Objectives This project recognizes the need to develop educational resources as first step in creating a suitable environment for further public engagement activities in the new technology of DNA barcoding. iBOL activities need this educational base to avoid the risk of an undernourished environment for […]


WG 5.3 – Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management

Chair: Richard Gold McGill University, Montreal, Canada Research Problem and Objectives IBOL has a data release policy that requires the deposition of specimen data, taxon name/identifier and genetic data in a public database – the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD). A coordinated release of data to GenBank and BOLD ensures twin objectives of quality […]


WG 5.1 – Equitable Use of Genetic Resources

Chair: Tania Bubela University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Research Problem and Objectives Access to genetic resources and associated local and indigenous knowledge from many sources and countries is critical to the success of iBOL, but gives rise to complex and intertwined social and scientific concerns relating to the equitable distribution of benefits arising from science, […]


Peter Phillips

Chair, WG6.2 – Regulation of International Trade Professor and Head of Political Studies, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Website: http://www.usask.ca/politic/phillips/index.html Email: peter.phillips@usask.ca


Tania Bubela

Chair, WG 6.1 – Equitable Use of Genetic Resources Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada Website: Profile page Email: tbubela@ualberta.ca


Richard Gold

Chair, WG6.3 – Intellectual Property & Knowledge Management Associate Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Human Genetics/Faculty of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, Canada Website:


David Secko

Chair, WG6.4 – Education Initiatives for Schools and Media Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Website: David Secko’s Profile Email: dsecko@alcor.concordia.ca


David Castle

Leader, GE3LS Research Team Chair, WG6.5 – Governance of Knowledge Mobilization Professor and Chair of Innovation in the Life Sciences,ESRC Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Website: http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/staff_profiles/david_castle Email: david.castle@ed.ac.uk


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