Traditional knowledge of the Sami people

The Finnish Sámi Parliament will build a database, in which traditional knowledge of the Sámi people, related to genetic resources will be recorded for research and development activities. The right to access the information in this database can be applied for via the competent authority (SYKE, Luke). The application must specify the genetic resource the application concerns, what the intended use of the knowledge related to it is, and who the user is. The competent authority will inform the Finnish Sámi Parliament of the application.

In order for information from the database to be shared with the user, the competent authority must approve the Mutually Agreed Terms between the Finnish Sámi Parliament and the user.