NCIG is established as a body within ANU by The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics Statute 2016. The Statute can be downloaded from the Federal Register of Legislation.
As a statutory body under Indigenous governance, NCIG now provides as a safe, permanent, national keeping place for biological samples and for genomic and related data obtained from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The NCIG Board has developed a governance framework (policies) to give effect to the Statute. The Governance Framework sets out the principles that underpin NCIG and policies in relation to: