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.


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Kulama 2012 Image used by kind permission of the artist, Timothy Cook.

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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:  05 July 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director, NCIG/Page Contact:  Web Admin, NCIG