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The BCH Virtual Library

BCH-BIRC   ICGEB   Research4Life

Through its virtual library, the Biosafety Clearing-House provides access to different categories of information aimed to assist countries in capacity-building for implementation of the Protocol. The library provides access to the following collections:

Collections with special focus on biosafety

BCH-BIRC The Biosafety Information Resource Centre (BCH-BIRC) is managed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and provides access to electronic catalogues of biosafety-related publications and information resources including: news services; e-mail list-servers; online databases and search engines; reports and case studies; journals and newsletters; and teaching materials (manuals, toolkits and presentations). Its objective is to increase accessibility to available biosafety information and resources developed by policymakers, educators, researchers and the general public.
 
ICGEB
Bibliosafety
The Scientific Bibliographic Database on Biosafety (Bibliosafety) provides access to a bibliographic collection of scientific studies relevant to biosafety and risk assessment of biotechnology featuring records from CAB ABSTRACT database and maintained by the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB). This searchable database is updated monthly and contains records of scientific articles (full reference + abstract) published in national and international scientific periodicals from 1990 onwards. Each record is vetted by ICGEB scientists for its contribution to the numerous scientific debates concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
 

Collections with focus on health, agriculture or environment

Research4Life Research4Life is the collective name for four public-private partnerships (HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI) which provide institutions from eligible developing countries with free or low cost online access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.
 

Hinari   Agora   Oare   Ardi
 
managed by WHO and Yale University Library, Hinari focuses on medicine, nursing and related health and social sciences   managed by FAO and Cornell University Library, Agora focuses on agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related sciences   managed by UNEP and Yale University Library, Oare focuses on natural environment, including environmental toxicology, pollution and related sciences   coordinated by WIPO together with its partners, Ardi focuses on scholarly literature in technical fields, such as biotechnology, medical technology and computing.
 
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