As the leading international in biotechnologies sector multidisciplinary organization in the provision of trusted data services, BIOXPARC has adopted Data Sharing Principles to advance its goals: the BIOXPARC’s Ethical Committee monitors constantly proper compliance with the principles of sharing.
BIOXPARC aims to promote universal and equitable access to quality-assured scientific data, data services, products and information, with a view towards long term data stewardship. Furthermore, BIOXPARC is committed to fostering compliance with international data standards, and providing smart tools to facilitate and improve access.
For Network Members, it is anticipated that existing organizational ethical policies align with these Principles; Partner and Associate Members are not subject to certification and therefore are not required to adopt them, but are encouraged to do so.
The Principles of Ethical Code BIOXPARC embody the spirit of ‘open science’ meant to unite diverse communities of data producers and data users, and thus could be adopted by anyone pursuing science for the public good.
Share relationships with scientifics’ communities, companies, and government agencies
Research Centers everywhere are being forced to carefully reconsider their role in society and to evaluate the relationships with their various constituencies, stakeholders, and communities: increasingly are expected to engage in interactions with industrial and regional partners.
Incentive schemes and government programmes try to encourage Research Centers and universities to reach out more to external communities: thinking in terms of partnerships with key stakeholders has important implications for its governance and accountability arrangements.
The organizational architecture of the BIOXPARC is based on the “sharing’s environment” of resources between Academic research centers, Biotech companies, Biotech foundation and private and public investor.
All the stakeholders get advantages from sharing, allowing the rapid achievement of common goals.
BIOXPARC focuses on innovative companies and research centers that implement or use advanced techniques, technologies or processes and or devotes a significant portion of their activities to research and development. Consulting companies whose activities are mainly oriented towards the technical support of technology companies are also eligible.
The selection process is based on eligibility policies aimed at maintaining sector specialization and fostering a community with common grounds and similar profiles to promote meetings, exchanges, cooperation and innovation.
Research biotechnologies and development institutions
This category refers to establishments whose main activities are related to R & D (basic or applied or development-related research). This category includes government, paragovernmental or private research centers, research consortiums, R&D laboratories, university research and technology transfer teams and prototype development centers.
The installation in the BIOXPARC of major financial institutions, specializing in the biotechnology sector (investment private banks, foundations, investment funds) offers adequate financial resources for the development of patents, biotechnological research that attracts huge economic interests from all over the world.
High-tech products and services companies
These are companies that produce products or offer services, and whose operations require a significant proportion of R&D activities. The high-tech character must reside in the product or service itself, and not only for example in the manufacturing processes used.
Technical support firms
This category includes firms related to the high technology sector by the company of technical support that they offer to organizations in this sector. The operations of these firms, however, do not require R&D activities. Included in this category are organizations and associations offering services related to technology, industrial design firms, firms specializing in patents and technology transfers, consulting services oriented in technical fields, and analysis laboratories control.
The local service firms
In outreach services are included any organization deemed useful and necessary to meet the operational needs of a site, organizations established there and individuals who work there. These services are not associated as such with the high-tech sector and therefore their activities do not include R&D. This category includes bank, postal office, taxi & rental service, restaurants, bookstores, daycares, fitness centers, documentation and conference centers.