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A declaration of due diligence declarations will be required at one of two checkpoints if you are using genetic resources covered by the Nagoya Protocol. If your project reaches either checkpoint, you must submit a due diligence declaration.

  • Receipt of research grants to support the utilization of the genetic resource – the declaration is required after the receipt of the first instalment of funding but before the final project report;
  • Reaching the final stages of product development (i.e. commercialisation) as a result of utilising the genetic resource;


On reaching either checkpoint: