IB2016/21 New Developments in Papua New Guinea’s Research and Development Regulatory Framework

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Miranda Forsyth

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In Brief

This In Brief updates In Brief 2015/24 that first reported on the emergence of a new regulatory framework around research and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It outlines developments in this area over the past 18 months, including the most recent event, the National Forum on Intellectual Property and Research and Development, held in Port Moresby 1–2 September 2016. It is important that researchers, donor agencies and PNG government departments are aware of these developments because once the new arrangements are in place they will have considerable impact upon the regulation of research and development in PNG. For instance, there will be greater national coordination of research and more requirements on researchers to pay attention to the national research priorities and comply with codes of ethical practice.

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