FAR-DSI: Feasibility Assessment of Regulation for Digital Sequence Information

Regulations being discussed for DSI will impact science as we know, particularly in biodiversity-related fields. We investigate the feasibility of such regulations from a service provider perspective. 


Project goal

The FAR-DSI project is intended to support policymakers in Germany and beyond with technical and practical information to assess the feasibility of the UN negotiations coming out of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). 

What is  DSI and why does it matter?

What do we do?

Regulations under debate

Participation in events

Our Stakeholder Network

We invite interested stakeholders to participate in the FAR-DSI Sounding Board. The institutions below are currently represented.


The project envisioned to take place between COP15 and COP16 is funded by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) under project number 3522800600 for the period from October 2022 - March 2025.


Publications and links to other project results will be posted here


ABS - Access and Benefit Sharing
CBD - Convention on Biological Diversity
COP - Conference of the Parties to the United Nations
DSI - Digital Sequence Information
GBF - Global Biodiversity Framework
OEWG - Open-Ended Working Group
SBI - Subsidiary Body on Implementation
SBSTA - Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
UN - United Nations