in the 21st Century
Rights in Biotechnology/Human
Resources and Link Collections
to the Intellectual Property in the 21st Century Webography index
partially focused on Canadian sources, many of the resources listed
in this guide can be used to research U.S, foreign, and international
law. Includes information about the research process, journal indexes,
and a well developed list of web resources. Canadian, U.S., European,
and international sources are listed separately under appropriate sections.
and the Law
by two librarians at the University of Washington Law School, this site
was developed from a class handout. It includes a section on research
strategies, Lexis sources and Westlaw databases for scientific/technical
information and biotechnology. Selected web and print resources are
also included in this research guide.
Guide for Biotechnology and the Law
annotated guide to print and electronic resources. Includes free and
Resources and Link Collections
Network Information Center (AgNIC)
by an alliance of government and academic agricultural organizations,
this site consists of a database of selected annotated websites on all
aspects of agriculture, including agricultural biotechnology. Users
may browse for entries or search by keyword. "Ask a Question"
links to the websites of affiliated centers with pages specific to the
topic. Entries include descriptions of the websites, subject descriptors,
and keywords. The subject browsing feature lists broader, narrower,
and related topics. Sites retrieved by searches on November 1, 2001:
biotechnology (13) and patent (44). This site replaces "Biotechnology:
An Information Resource" (http://www.nal.usda.gov/bic/)
as of January 2002.
by attorney Dennis Kennedy, this site of "Starting Points for Finding
Bioinformatics Law Resources on the Internet" contains legal news,
links to sites dealing with bioinformatics legal issues, and links to
general bioinformatics sites. Although not annotated, the lists of links
in Food and Agriculture
by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, this
page consists of two sets of links. Part A, links to specific websites,
contains links for different sectors of food and agricultural biotechnology
as well as organizations and patent databases. Part B is a selected
list of carefully annotated websites with deep links to pages within
Industry Association (BIO): Intellectual Property
the trade association representing over 500 companies engaged in biotechnology
research and development. This page within the BIO website offers background
information on biotechnology and IP, provides links to discussions on
BIO's legislative efforts, and other documents.
Intellectual Property Rights & Regulation
contains briefly annotated links for "activists, legal professionals,
and policy makers", such as links to NGO's, IGO'S, government agencies,
and relevant legal documents.
for Biotechnology Information
driven site, this website contains news and information on biotechnology
in North America. The "free publications" section has downloadable
papers (PDF format) as well as papers that may be ordered online. Links
to biotechnology organizations are categorized by country/region and
by topic. "Essential information" links to documents by U.S.
government agencies as well as research reports on biotechnology.
Issues In Biotechnology, Bioethics And Intellectual Property Law http://www.intelliwareint.com/CURRENT%20ISSUES.htm
has ten papers on the topics of biotechnology, bioethics and IP law.
Papers are presented with a brief summary of the issues and a discussion
linking to primary materials supporting the discussion.
Engineering & Intellectual Property Rights Resource Center
by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, this resource center
contains an events listing of activities around the world, a topical
library of biotechnology articles (PDF, word processing, HTML formats),
listing of organizations, and daily news on genetic engineering. The
organizations section has maps to help users find local organizations
in the U.S. and around the world. Each organization has an extensive
annotation and listing of activities, as well as contact information
including URLs and email addresses. The site is searchable and allows
users to submit resources for inclusion.
Symposia from Risk: Health Safety and Environment
contains all articles from the symposia "Maximizing the Return
from Genome Research" and "Promoting and Managing Genome Innovation".
Articles are full-text HTML format, but tables, figures, or mathematical
expressions are not included.
University Center for International Development: Science, Technology &
section of this website includes "Resources" divided into
news, publications, and links. The publications section has articles
from the International Journal of Biotechnology, discussion and policy
papers written by program members, and background papers categorized
by biotechnology topics. Papers are available full text in HTML and
PDF formats. The links section is also categorized by biotechnology
topics. Both links and background papers include the topic "Biotechnology
and Intellectual Property Rights".
Genome Project Information
Genome Project Information website contains education, research, ethics,
medicine, and media information about the project. Once the user enters
the site, navigation can be accomplished from tabs across the top of
the page or detailed sections down the left side of the page. The site
provides news, basic information about the human genome, and information
about the project. The site is searchable and provides alphabetical
and subject indexes. The section on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
(ELSI) contain discussions about gene therapy, genetic testing, privacy,
patenting, and other issues relating to the Human Genome Project. Each
section contains an article discussing the issue and links to articles
and related sites. The ELSI Research page discusses government funded
research and provides links to research products.
Systems for Biotechnology
for agricultural biotechnology. This page includes news, databases of
tests, publications, meetings, and a links page. The links page "Annotated
Database of WWW Sites Pertaining to Agricultural/Environmental Biotechnology"
contains site annotations below a drop down menu of links to annotated
sites. Includes sites that generally cover biotechnology.
Property, Bioethics And Biotechnology Organizations, U. S. Agencies And
but comprehensive listing of resources on the web.
Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore
of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and
Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, contains links
to links to biotechnology documents, events, resources and related WIPO
programs. The working documents of the committee are available in HTML
and PDF formats.
Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
by the National Library of Medicine, NCBI provides comprehensive scientific
and medical resources on the human genome. This site also provides links
to the research and literature databases of the National Library of
Medicine, including free online biomedical books and articles, as well
as free Medline content via PubMed.
Reference Center for Bioethics Literature
University resource contains detailed bibliographies on bioethics resources,
primarily print publications and research databases. A separate guide
concentrates on bioethics resources on the web. The links/Internet resources
section contains links to bioethics organizations around the world and
other information resources on bioethics.
Foundation for Sustainable Development
has articles, projects and publications in various areas including biotechnology.
Articles on biotechnology/genetic engineering are in HTML or PDF formats.
The foundation's publication on biotechnology are not available on the
website. Under the "a-z" section of the site, a page on biotechnology
and genetic engineering resources provides annotated links.
Watch-Related Sites: Biotechnology
list of over 60 corporate, government, non-profit, research, and educational
websites on biotechnology.