09 May 2019 at 00:00 Herman Teirlinckgebouw, 88, Avenue du Port, Bruxelles, Ville de Bruxelles, Bruxelles-Capitale, 1000, Belgique
9 May. 19

DSI INFO DAY: HOW WILL ‘DIGITAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION’ (DSI) BE ADDRESSED UNDER THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY?

Will we share the benefits on a world-wide scale?

Through the joint effort of ANB (Flanders Agency Nature & Forests), the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, EWI (Flanders Department Economy, Science and Innovation), RBINS (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) and VLIR (Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad) an Info Day on Digital Sequence Information (DSI) in the context of the Convention on Biodiversity will be held on Thursday 9 May 2019.
 
As you probably know: the term ‘Digital Sequence Information’ is currently undefined and interpreted differently by different stakeholders.
 
Freely accessible digital sequence information can encourage innovation through natural product research, stimulate scientific collaboration and/or promote publications. On the other hand, some countries, such as Brazil, have in their domestic Access legislation clauses exerting their rights over digital sequence information even if held outside their borders. While others find the exchange of digital sequence information an essential element to achieve the objectives as defined in Article 12 of the CBD, which are to promote and cooperate in scientific advances in biological diversity research and to develop programs for scientific and technical education, as well as promote technology transfer, collaboration and capacity building.
 
The objective of this DSI Info Day is to provide information on the state of play on DSI mainly in the CBD context. It will allow to discuss the key issues that need to be addressed, based on first-hand experience from researchers and the industry on how DSI is used. As a result, key elements provided during the day that are useful for underpinning the Belgian negotiation position can be picked up. Also, it will encourage stakeholder organizations to provide input to the open CBD process on DSI.
 

MORNING: INFORMATION AND VIEWPOINTS

From

To

 

9.00

9.30

Registration & coffee (HT building in central lobby near Auditorium)

Plenary sessions in the Auditorium

 

 

Q&A immediately after each speaker, + open discussion possibility before lunchbreak

9.30

10.00

Hendrik Segers and Egbert Jacquemyn will co-chair the plenary sessions

Welcome

Egbert Jacquemyn, ANB, CA Nagoya Protocol

Introduction to the issue

Hendrik Segers, RBINS, Belgian Focal Point CBD

 

10.20

Practices in the creation and use of DSI: VIB

René Custers, Regulatory Affairs VIB

 

10.40

Practices in the creation and use of DSI: Belgian biotech sector

Frank Michiels, BASF Agricultural Solutions

 

11.00

A view from the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)

Thierry Backeljau, CETAF / RBINS Belgium

Break

11.15

Coffee & refreshments

 

11.35

A view from the standpoint of international research infrastructures: ELIXIR

Guy Cochrane, EBI European Nucleotide Archive,

 

11.55

Can DSI be identified unambiguously? Coupling biological data with DSI, attribution of unique identifiers, ... developments illustrated from the world of marine biology

Tjess Hernandez and collaborators VLIZ (Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee)

 

12.15

Practical lessons, for the DSI file, from the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

Egbert Jacquemyn, Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos

 

 

Any further Q&A before the lunchbreak

12.30

13.30

Sandwich lunch & Refreshments offered by the Flemish Government

AFTERNOON: DISCUSSION AND WRAP-UP

13.30

 

Reconvening in two parallel outbreak sessions

 

 

Session A:

DSI: how to achieve conceptual clarity? Towards a useable legal and operational definition

Session B:

‘Sharing benefits’: which are the realistic options and why?

 

 

In room “01.05 Isala Van Diest”

In room “01.04 Transitielab”

 

 

Lead by Hendrik Segers

Lead by Egbert Jacquemyn

 

 

Rapporteur: Filip Colson (VLIR)

Rapporteur: Gert Verreet (EWI)

 

15.00

Wrapping up the parallel sessions

Break

15.25

Refreshments

15.30

 

Final plenary in Auditorium

 

Report from the parallel sessions by leaders and rapporteurs

Final round of discussion

Remarks from the side of governmental representatives

Remarks from the side of stakeholder organizations

Closing statement by Dominic Muyldermans, ABS int.

 

 

16.00

Closure of the Info day

 

Practical Information:
 
Thursday 9 May 2019
Herman Teirlinckgebouw – Auditorium
Havenlaan 88 – 1000 Brussels
Info on Accessibility

Registration & welcome: 9:00 – 9:30
Start of the event: 9:30 (till 16:00)
A light Sandwich lunch and drinks will be served

Talks will be mainly in English
(interventions and/or opinions from the audience can be in NL or FR)
  
We would be grateful to see your presence at the info day and hear your opinion and view(s) on DSI during the break-out sessions.
RSVP (Registration) by Monday 29 April 2019.