Attention to all researchers,

Please be informed that the Access to Biological Resource and Benefit Sharing Act 2017 [Act 795] is being enforced from 18 December 2020.

Apart from applying for a research permit from EPU, researchers are requested to follow these general procedures:

1) Check whether the resource falls within the scope of the Act; 2) Identify rightful Resource Provider; 3) Comply with other written laws; 4) Enter into benefit-sharing agreement (if the research is intended for commercial purposes); and 5) Permit Application to the relevant Competent Authorities (CA).

For further information, please visit www.myabs.gov.my

First time user begin here:

Register new account     Click here. You must remember your Username and Password to sign-in in the future. Sign-in to continue with the next step. Apply new research and complete all form. Please download and print out all the necessary documents and filling in all the space required. Scan and upload all completed documents. Submit your application when all items are completed.


This application was developed to enable Foreigner and Malaysian Citizens (abroad) to apply and register online to conduct research in Malaysia. Appointed from government bodies i.e. UNDP & world bank (MOU with Malaysian Government) do not need to register with ORIDb2.0.