Publications & Documents


  • 8-January-2004

    English, , 260kb

    Guidance for the Operation of Biological Research Centres (BRCs): Certification and Quality Criteria for BRCs

    This document provides a framework for the national certification (independent review by third party) of biological resource centres as defined by the OECD. Compliance with this guidance is mandatory for those bodies that are part of a Global Biological Resource Centre Network.

  • 8-January-2004

    English, , 327kb

    Biotechnology for Sustainable Growth and Development

    The OECD should strengthen its contribution to work on biotechnology as a driver for sustainable growth, focusing on the issues identified and conclusions reached in this paper.

  • 8-January-2004

    English, , 365kb

    Guidance for the Operation of Biological Resource Centres (BRCs): Part 1 - General Requirements for All BRCs

    This guidance provides the basis for best practice in the management of biological resource centres and all laboratories maintaining replicable biological materials.

  • 31-October-2003

    English

    An Overview of Biotechnology Statistics in Selected Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/13)

    As biotechnology becomes increasingly viewed as a strategic sector, the need for reliable statistics from which informed policy decisions can be made grows. This report provides an update on the biotechnology industry, based on primarily official statistical sources.

  • 23-June-2003

    English

    Biotechnology Indicators and Public Policy (STI Working Paper 2003/5)

    This paper provides input and a framework for a broader discussion of the identification of user needs that should inform the development of biotechnology statistics and indicators.

  • 25-April-2003

    English

    Biotechnology and Sustainability: The Fight Against Infectious Disease

    This booklet describes how biotechnology and genomics science can be used to fight neglected infectious diseases as well as reviewing the challenges facing Governments to overcome market failure in supply of products. It draws on discussions a...

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  • 11-April-2003

    English

    OECD Study on Measuring Equity of Access to Health Care

    The study measured access to selected health care services by the actual use of these services (self-reported). The focus is on variations in utilisation across income groups (eg., income quintiles).

  • 13-February-2003

    English, , 123kb

    Conference on Biotechnology for Infectious Diseases - Rapporteurs' report

    Rapporteurs' report of the Conference on Biotechnology for Infectious Diseases: Addressing the Global Needs, held in Lisbon, Portugal on - 7-9 October 2002.

  • 23-December-2002

    English, , 669kb

    Genetic Inventions, Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Practices: Evidence and Policies

    This report presents the findings of an OECD Workshop held in Berlin to establish the impact of patents and licensing on development and access to genetic technology. Few topics in the life sciences today provoke as much debate as the availability of patent protection on "genetic inventions".

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  • 23-December-2002

    English

    Genetic Inventions, Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Practices: Evidence and Policies

    This report presents the findings of an OECD Workshop held in Berlin to establish the impact of patents and licensing on development and access to genetic technology. Few topics in the life sciences today provoke as much debate as the availability of patent protection on "genetic inventions".

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