(Asian Network of Research Resource Centers)
Meeting in Tsukuba, Japan
Report of the 2nd ANRRC Meeting (November 2,2010 )
The second meeting of the Asian Network of Research Resource Centers
(ANRRC) was held on October 28 and 29, 2010 at the RIKEN BioResources
Center (BRC). The ANRRC was established to make scientific,
technological and innovative contributions for the development of
bioresources in Asia.
Meeting participants consisted of 124 specialists from institutes
maintaining bioresources in thirteen countries, who reported on the
facilities in their own countries and formulated a new charter that
included ANRRC's goal and future direction.
LEE Yeonhee, director of the Korean Network of Research Resource
Centers (KNRRC) was appointed as president of ANRRC. DONG Xiuzhu,
director of the Biological Resources Center, Institute of Microbiology,
Chinese Academy of Science (IMCAS) and OBATA Yuichi, director of RIKEN
BRC were appointed as vice-president.
The third meeting of ANRRC is scheduled to be hosted by IMCAS, with
Beijing as the venue.
The new charter is summarized as follows.
The goal of the ANRRC is to facilitate the
access to the research
resources to improve the welfare of Asian people by promoting the
sciences, technologies, and innovations in Asia.
- Facilitate the use of
the research resources, and sharing the research
resources and the work among Asian institutions, across national
boundaries and barriers.
- Ensure the freedom of
academic use of the research resources and of
publications of research results using the research resources, and the
protection of intellectual property rights of the developers.
- Work cooperatively to
secure access to, and utilization of, available
resources, services, and expertise in all aspects of collection,
archiving, management, and distribution of the research resources.
- Achieve common
approaches to insure efficient, effective, and
economical access to the research resources and services by the
research resource centers.
- Commit to
cooperative, standardized approaches to selection, archiving,
protection, safe management, and distribution of the research resources.
- Establish a common
baseline standard of operation as regards quality
control and environmental management.
|Drafting of the ANRRC
|Group photograph, the 2nd