Professor Chidi Oguamanam is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society; the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability; and the Centre for Health Law Policy and Ethics. He holds numerous research fellowships and affiliations with leading global organizations. Dr. Oguamanam leads and is associated with many research consortia, including the ABS Canada project and the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) Partnership . An author of several books and publications that reflect a wide range of interdisciplinary research spanning intellectual property’s interface with Indigenous knowledge systems, biodiversity conservation, equitable access to and use of data in new and emerging innovations. He is named to the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Oguamanam is the editor, Genetic Resources, Justice and Reconciliation: Canada and Global Access and Benefit Sharing (Cambridge, 2018).