On the 19th November 2019 the ANU will return blood samples from a research collection held at The John Curtin School of Medical Research to Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island). Read more about the physical, scientific and cultural journey of the samples and the people who care for them.

About NCIG

Harnessing the science of DNA to improve the health and well-being of Australia's First Peoples.

Our DNA. Our people. Our stories. Our way.

Acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we work, and pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal people past and present.

News

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2019
Professor Don Chalmers, University of Tasmania, was the recipient of the award of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to education, particularly to...
25
Mar
2019
Mick Gooda was integral to the establishment of NCIG.  He was a member of the advisory committee which in 2011 made the recommendation to ANU to establish NCIG, and...
25
Mar
2019
NCIG extends warm congratulations to Associate Professor Stephen Leslie who has been awarded the Moran Medal by the Australian Academy of Science.  A/Professor Leslie...
Kulama 2012 Image used by kind permission of the artist, Timothy Cook.

Support us

NCIG is a substantial and long-lasting initiative, creating a resource with benefits that may take decades or even generations to emerge. 

Your donation will help sustain the next phase of NCIG’s development, including state-of-the-art storage of the biospecimens and a full program of internal and collaborative research.  

Updated:  16 December 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director, NCIG/Page Contact:  Web Admin, NCIG