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Study to explore the nature and economic value of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) - BE0167

It is recognised that Digital Sequence Information (DSI) contributes to scientific research as well as to other non-commercial and commercial activities in areas such as biological diversity, food security and human, animal and plant health. DSI is often considered a critical tool in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for environment, food and agriculture.

This project is to further investigate the nature and use of digital sequence information, in order to inform thinking around possible mechanisms to ensure that DSI is used in a fair and equitable manner.
1) A review of the key elements of DSI which contribute to revenue generation through the use of digital sequence information;
2) A study to establish a robust economic baseline for DSI, utilising relevant information and data to be collected from stakeholders;
3) Exploration and assessment of possible policy options which could be utilised in order to ensure equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of DSI.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : 2020 - DSI Evidence Review   (1130k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2020

To: 2020

Cost: £60,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ICF Consulting Services
Economic Research