WIPO Re:Search

About WIPO Re:Search

WIPO Re:Search provides access to intellectual property, including pharmaceutical compounds, technologies, and – most importantly – know-how and data available for research and development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis, and malaria.

By providing a searchable, public database of available intellectual property assets and resources, WIPO Re:Search facilitates new partnerships to support organizations that conduct research, ultimately improving the lives of those most in need.

Useful documents

WIPO Re:Search promotional flyers:

Arabic PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, Arabic | English PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, English | Chinese PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, Chinese | French PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, French | Portuguese PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, Portuguese | Russian PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, Russian | Spanish PDF, WIPO Re:Search flyer, Spanish

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WIPO Re:Search: Accelerating R&D through cross-sector partnerships

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Becoming a member of WIPO Re:Search

There are three categories of membership of WIPO Re:Search. All members must agree in writing to our guiding principles.

Provider

Providers contribute intellectual property know-how, expertise, materials, and other services. Providers can be, for example, academic institutions, for-profit R&D organizations, or NGOs.

Write to the WIPO Re:Search Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland) indicating your:

  • organization’s intention to contribute intellectual property, know-how, and expertise to the WIPO Re:Search database.
  • commitment to the Guiding Principles PDF, WIPO Re:Search Guiding Principles
  • commitment to devoting the time and resources necessary to share knowledge and resources via WIPO Re:Search.

User

Users can search the public database and communicate their resource wants and needs to BVGH. Users are typically organizations engaged in R&D for NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Write to the WIPO Re:Search Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland) indicating your:

  • organization's commitment to the Guiding Principles PDF, WIPO Re:Search Guiding Principles
  • 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 of drugs, vaccines or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, or tuberculosis.
  • commitment to working in collaboration with others to develop drugs, vaccines or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Supporter

A supporter provides meaningful support and guidance to ensure the long-term success of WIPO Re:Search. This category of membership allows interested parties, such as national patent offices, to support WIPO Re:Search's goals.

Write to the WIPO Re:Search Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland) indicating your:

  • organization's support of WIPO Re:Search and your endorsement of the Guiding Principles PDF, WIPO Re:Search Guiding Principles

History

Recognizing the need for more progress in neglected disease research, WIPO Re:Search was formed in 2011 through the efforts of several of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH).

WIPO Re:Search was founded on the belief that the sharing of intellectual property and know-how developed by these companies, along with other providers, can be a driving force for innovation in the search for new products to treat NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Guiding principles

The WIPO Re:Search Guiding Principles seek to ensure that all products developed through WIPO Re:Search partnerships will be accessible, royalty-free in all least developed countries.

They are available in the following languages:

Arabic PDF, Guiding Principles in Arabic | English PDF, Guiding Principles in English | Chinese PDF, Guiding Principles in Chinese | French PDF, Guiding Principles in French

German PDF, Guiding Principles in German |Portuguese PDF, Guiding Principles in Portugese | Russian PDF, Guiding Principles in Russian | Spanish PDF, Guiding Principles in Spanish

Members

WIPO Re:Search was founded in 2011 as a joint enterprise between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), BVGH, several of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, and many other public and private sector research institutions.

Today, its 94 members represent a wide range of private and public sector research organizations from six continents.