|aThe People and Plants Initiative / Alan Hamilton -- Foreword / Maurice M. Iwu -- Laying the foundation: equitable biodiversity research relationships / Miguel N. Alexiades and Sarah A. Laird -- Professional society standards for biodiversity research: codes of ethics and research guidelines / Sarah A. Laird and Darrell A. Posey -- Institutional policies for biodiversity research / Sarah A. Laird and Rachel Wynberg -- Publication of biodiversity research results and the flow of knowledge / Sarah A. Laird ... [et al.] -- 'Giving back': making research results relevant to local groups and conservation / Patricia Shanley and Sarah A. Laird -- Protected area research policies: developing a basis for equity and accountability / Sarah A. Laird and Estherine E. Lisinge -- Building equitable research relationships with indigenous peoples and local communities: prior informed consent and research agreements / Sarah A. Laird and Flavia Noejovich. Prior informed consent: the anthropology and politics of cross-cultural exchange / Miguel N. Alexiades and Daniela M. Peluso. Indigenous peoples' declarations and statements on equitable research relationships / Graham Dutfield. Prior informed consent: protocol and form / Marianne Guerin-McManus and Dillon Kim -- Biodiversity prospecting: the commercial use of genetic resources and best practice in benefit-sharing / Sarah A. Laird and Kerry ten Kate -- Biodiversity prospecting contracts: the search for equitable agreements / Brendan Tobin -- Elements of commercial biodiversity prospecting agreements / Michael A. Gollin. Outline of issues to address and language to consider in a biodiversity prospecting agreement / Michael A. Gollin -- Sharing financial benefits: trust funds for biodiversity prospecting / Marianne Guerin-McManus, Kent C. Nnadozie and Sarah A. Laird -- Developing and implementing national measures for genetic resources access regulation and benefit-sharing / Charles V. Barber, Lyle Glowka and Antonio G.M. La Vi鄚a -- Conclusion and recommendations / Sarah A. Laird ... [et al.].