Legal Basics for Plant Scientists
Insights into legislations of relevance at your workplace
Oct 05, 2020 – Oct 30, 2020
Plant scientists are faced with numerous laws and regulations in their work environment. This course aims to provide a general introduction on European- and federal legislation and a compact overview of the most important legislations from the viewpoint of a plant scientist.
This online course is laid out in four sections each covering one topic of plant-science related legislation. Starting on October 5th, one section will be made available per week. Course participants can work through each section at their own pace. We estimate a time requirement of 1.5 to 2 hours per week to work through the videos and the accompanying materials.
Week 1 General Introduction on European- and Federal Legislation
(Tristan Lemke, Law Faculty, University Potsdam)
Week 2 EU Genetic Engineering Legislation
(Jens Kahrmann, Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit)
Week 3 Patent Law and Plant Variety Law
(Dr. Steffen Kawelke, Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e. V.)
Week 4 Nagoya-Protocol
(Dr. Thomas Greiber, Bundesamt für Naturschutz)
Copyright and Media Law
(Claudia Gips, Specialist lawyer for copyright and publishing law)
The online course will be concluded by a short voluntary multiple choice test. Participants who successfully complete this test will receive a certificate of participation for the course.
We believe that our “Legal Basics for Plant Scientists” course is of interest to a wide audience. The course is therefore open to all plant scientists independent of their funding source or career level. Participation is free of charge.
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