Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible to access the resources of the Partnership Hub?
- How can I explore collaboration opportunities through WIPO Re:Search?
- How can my organization join WIPO Re:Search?
- Is WIPO Re:Search membership limited to only those working or living in least developed countries (LDCs)?
- How is WIPO Re:Search’s work different from programs focused on global access to essential medicines?
Anyone can freely access the WIPO Re:Search database to browse or search for information about contributions to WIPO Re:Search.
All WIPO Re:Search members have access to the resources of the Partnership Hub, and are encouraged to explore the WIPO Re:Search database and to contact BVGH for more information.
Membership in WIPO Re:Search is open to qualified organizations that agree, in writing to endorse and abide by the Guiding Principles and state their intention to become a Provider, User or Supporter. Potential Users (i.e., licensees) should have:
- the capability to conduct research and development of drugs, vaccines, or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, or tuberculosis;
- access to infrastructure that enables research and development;
- a commitment to working in collaboration with others to develop drugs, vaccines, or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis;
- an interest in potentially licensing assets in the database.
There are two ways to do this:
- Identify assets of interest in the database and complete the online request form identifying those assets of interest via the WIPO Re:Search website. BVGH will respond to learn more about research interests related to the selected contributions.
- Members can contact BVGH directly to discuss their research interests and learn from BVGH if a WIPO Re:Search contribution could be beneficial to their research program. BVGH also welcomes “special requests” from members for compounds, libraries or other resources that are not captured in the WIPO Re:Search Database and will facilitate discussions around those requests. Please contact Dr. Roopa Ramamoorthi to inquire.
Organizations can join WIPO Re:Searchas Providers, Users or Supporters, or as a combination thereof.
Providers contribute neglected disease research and development resources — in the form of intellectual property, compounds, compound libraries, and other resources — to WIPO Re:Search. All potential Providers must indicate their intention to contribute assets to the WIPO Re:Search database and their commitment to the guiding principles.
WIPO Re:Search Users are organizations that join the consortium to access intellectual property and expertise of the Providers in order to further their neglected disease research. All potential Users must indicate their commitment to the guiding principles and have the capability and infrastructure to conduct research and/or development of drugs, vaccines, or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis or malaria.
WIPO Re:Search Supporters serve as key stakeholders in promoting the consortium’s mission and guiding principles. To become a WIPO Re:Search Supporter, organizations must indicate their support of the initiative and the guiding principles.
Read more about how to join WIPO Re:Search here.
WIPO Re:Search membership is not restricted to researchers, companies, or organizations based in the least developed countries. Membership to WIPO Re:Search is open to qualified organizations that agree, in writing, to the guiding principles and state their intention to become a Provider, User or Supporter.
WIPO Re:Search is focused on bringing public- and private-sector organizations together to share assets and collaborate on projects to accelerate the development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.
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