The scientific community is now lively discussing the topic of scientific permits! The current article in the Science Magazine raised a discussion about review policy in IF journals. The submission or review procedure will imminently include a requirement for scientific permit proof. Although many scientists are already proceeding according to the Nagoya Protocol rules, such a new journal policy would include non-party countries of the Nagoya Protocol, as well.
Read more about the topic at sciencemag.org.
Therefore, scientists working with genetic resources or any other material from abroad should be much more careful in the future.
Luckily, if you are not sure whether you need a scientific permit for your research or if you don’t know how to obtain it, Sci|Per|Con is here for YOU!