Biotechnology Studies Center Iran

The Biotechnology Studies Center aims to help Iranian governmental and private sectors in policy approaches to priority setting for biotechnology development.


Council for Biotechnology Information
Website by the US Council for Biotechnology Information. This website provides basic information on plant biotechnology issues and applications.


Espacenet Patent Information

Escapenet is the gateway to patents in Europe. Pages are available for virtually all European countries, in their respective languages and with links to other pages and help functions relevant for the specific country.


European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC). It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.


Health Canada

Health Canada is the federal department responsible for regulating biotechnology-derived products in the food and drugs sectors. These products include GM foods, biologics (blood and blood products), vaccines and drugs.


Human Genetics Commission

The Human Genetics Commission is the UK Government’s advisory body on how new developments in human genetics will impact on people and on health care.


Human Genome Project

The United States Human Genome Project site provides access to basic information on genetics, the project itself and ethical, legal and social issues important to the project.



InfoAgrar is the agricultural information and documentation service of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Its aim is to facilitate access to relevant information, based on the needs of professionals dealing with agricultural issues in international development cooperation.


International Development Research Centre

The IDRC is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.


Japan Patent Office

This website of the Japan Patent Office provides general information on patents, announcements, an industrial property digital library and information on statistics and patent distribution.


The National Academies
Information on science, engineering and medicine, consisting of resources, publications and the National Academies Offices (United States).


Website of the Dutch National Commission for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development. NOTE: this site is only available in Dutch.


NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Biotechnology Activities focuses on three main areas: recombinant DNA and gene transfer; genetics, health and society; and xenotransplantation.


Science and Technology Policy Research Institute

The STEPRI in Ghana aims to be the foremost national institution that facilitates the development of local innovation, enhanced through mastery of proven technologies, and sustainably utilised in accordance with national needs, resources and priorities.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is the Swedish government agency for bilateral international development cooperation. Sida’s task is to create conditions conductive to change and to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.


Stockholm Environment Institute

SEI is an independent, international research institute specializing in sustainable development and environment issues. It works at local, national, regional and global policy levels. The SEI research programmes aim to clarify the requirements, strategies and policies for a transition to sustainability.


United Kingdom Government - Sustainable Development

This website reports on progress by the United Kingdom as a whole towards sustainable development.


United States Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO website provides many levels of excellent information, including the most up to date information regarding changes to the patent laws, current application forms and fees. Also available is the full text of common PTO publications.


United States Patent and Trademark Office Database

This site provides the user with two databases to search. The bibliographic database contains a complete listing of citations and abstracts from patents issued between January 1, 1976 and the present. The full text database is still incomplete; however, when it is completed it will span the same time period.