The OPTIBOV app is currently still under construction. More information will be provided as soon as the app is operational. 


Here you can download all the animal sampling protocols used in our research. 


PDF-files of our analysis protocols will be provided soon. 

Nagoya protocol

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Nagoya Protocol was adopted on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan and entered into force on 12 October 2014. 

The Nagoya Protocol will create greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources by 1) establishing more predictable conditions for access to genetic resources, and 2) helping to ensure benefit-sharing when genetic resources leave the country providing the genetic resources. 

By helping to ensure benefit-sharing, the Nagoya Protocol creates incentives to conserve and sustainably use genetic resources, and therefore enhances the contribution of biodiversity to development and human well-being. 

For more information and a list of all the parties to the Nagoya Protocol, please visit the website of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

OPTIBOV biobank 

More information on the OPTIBOV biobank will be provided soon.