Prickly Research is the consultancy and professional website of Edward Hammond, a researcher and writer active on policy issues related to biodiversity, agricultural genetic resources, infectious disease, laboratory biosafety, and intellectual property.

The name relates to the fact that the consultancy's work is often a thorn in the side of its research subjects, typically multinational corporations, universities, and government agencies.

Edward Hammond's bold public interest research has been profiled in Science magazine, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He has authored articles for the British Medical Journal, New Scientist, and Biosecurity & Bioterrorism. He is experienced with federal and state open records law in the United States.

Prickly Research is based in Austin, Texas.

Contact:   eh[at]pricklyresearch[dot]com
                +1 325 347 2829
                Twitter: @pricklyresearch


Bioprospecting and Biopiracy
Amid controversy and irony, Costa Rica’s INBio surrenders biodiversity collections and lands
Third World Network
Benefit Sharing under the ITPGRFA – "too little for too long"
Cambridge Working Group
Consensus Statement on the Creation of Potential Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs)
Third World Network
African Genes Protect Syngenta's Seedless Watermelon Business

FOIA Parking Lot

My Interests
Greatest Hits
Publications Chronology