How to Participate

How to Join WIPO Re:Search as a Provider, User, or Supporter

Neglected tropical diseases are debilitating and often life threatening. The task of developing treatments for--and perhaps even preventing--such diseases, which disproportionately affect the least developed countries, is critically important.

Providers

Toward the above goal, Providers contribute intellectual property, know-how, expertise, materials, and other services.
To join WIPO Re:Search, potential Providers must indicate in writing to the Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; or by sending an email with the same information) providing suitable personal or corporate identification and contact details:
·         their intention to contribute intellectual property, know-how, and expertise to the WIPO Re:Search Database  
·         their commitment to the Guiding Principles and,
·         their commitment to devoting the time and resources required to transfer and share intellectual property, know-how and expertise to support development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria or tuberculosis
 
In addition, to the extent possible, it is desirable for Providers to indicate the data they intend to make available and license, at their own discretion, and subject to the Guiding Principles, in order to enable research, development, use and/or manufacture of neglected disease products and/or services.
 

Users

All potential Users (i.e., licensees) of WIPO Re:Search must indicate:
·         their commitment to the Guiding Principles, in writing to the Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; or by sending an email with the same information) providing suitable personal or corporate identification and contact details.
·         their capability to conduct research and development of drugs, vaccines, or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, or tuberculosis.
·         their access to infrastructure that enables research and development of drugs, vaccines or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, or tuberculosis.
·         their commitment to working in collaboration with others to develop drugs, vaccines or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.
·         their interest in potentially licensing assets in the database to support their research and development of products for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.
All potential Users are encouraged to visit the Partnership Hub for more information.
 

Supporters

Entities wishing to join WIPO Re:Search as a Supporter must indicate their support of the initiative and their endorsement of the Guiding Principles in writing to the Secretariat (Global Challenges Division, WIPO, 34 chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, or by sending an email with the same information, providing suitable personal or corporate identification and contact details.
To join WIPO Re:Search, Supporters must indicate their commitment to providing meaningful support and guidance to WIPO and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) to ensure the long-term success of WIPO Re:Search.

 

WIPO Re:Search

Technical Advisor to WIPO