The extracts of Articles presented below are of particular relevance to the National Framework 2012.
Article 2The aims of this Declaration are:
(b) to guide the actions of individuals, groups, communities, institutions and corporations, public and private;
(d) to recognize the importance of freedom of scientific research and the benefits derived from scientific and technological developments, while stressing the need for such research and developments to occur within the framework of ethical principles set out in this Declaration and to respect human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms;
(f) to promote equitable access to medical, scientific and technological developments as well as the greatest possible flow and the rapid sharing of knowledge concerning those developments and the sharing of benefits, with particular attention to the needs of developing countries;
(g) to safeguard and promote the interests of the present and future generations;
(h) to underline the importance of biodiversity and its conservation as a common concern of humankind.
Article 15 Sharing of benefitsBenefits resulting from any scientific research and its applications should be shared with society as a whole and within the international community, in particular with developing countries. In giving effect to this principle, benefits may take any of the following forms:
(a) special and sustainable assistance to, and acknowledgement of, the persons and groups that have taken part in the research;
(e) access to scientific and technological knowledge;
(f) capacity-building facilities for research purposes.