Swiss Academies Reports

The medium for comprehensive studies, overviews and conference proceedings.

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National significance of Natural History Collections in Switzerland
  • 2019

National significance of natural history collections in Switzerland

Biological and geoscience collections form an important part of our rich scientific heritage and provide the basis for much of what we know today about our planet and how we humans have influenced it. Natural history collections help us to understand our past and present better, thereby providing a basis for predicting the future. They also serve as biobanks for preserving the Earth’s organismic and genomic diversity, and must not only be maintained, but also supplemented so that scientists can continue to document and explore life on Earth. As new investigative techniques emerge, we can discover more from studying such intact and well-preserved collections.
A Conflict Sensitive Approach to Field Research
  • 2017

A Conflict Sensitive Approach to Field Research – Doing Any Better?

This publication by swisspeace and the KFPE demonstrates, in eight contributions, how scientists view their research as dependent of national and international power structures. Research in conflict zones can point to ways and means to diffuse tension, if consciously undertaken. To achieve this objective, field research projects need to consider these specifics from the very outset.
Titelblatt Broschüre Missbrauchspotenzial und Biosecurity in der biologischen Forschung
  • 2017

Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research

Research in the life sciences produces knowledge and technologies to the benefit of humanity and the environment. However, certain discoveries can become dangerous when misused out of ill intent.
Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz – Gesamtbericht
  • 2016

Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz

Mehr als 70 Schweizer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler haben in den letzten drei Jahren zusammen mit ProClim – dem Forum für Klima und globalen Wandel der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT) – und unterstützt durch das Beratende Organ für Fragen der Klimaänderung OcCC sowie das Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU die für die Schweiz relevanten Ergebnisse des Fünften IPCC-Sachstandsberichtes (IPCC AR5) zusammengetragen. Die daraus gewonnenen Erkenntnisse wurden mit Resultaten aus wissenschaftlichen Studien mit direktem Schweiz-Bezug ergänzt.
ABS good practice 2016
  • 2016

Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in academic research

A good practice guide for access and benefit-sharing
ABS Model Clauses 2016
  • 2016

Agreement on Access and Benefit-sharing for Academic Research

A toolbox for drafting Mutually Agreed Terms for access to Genetic Resources and to Associated Traditional Knowledge and Benefit-sharing

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences