As a statutory body under Indigenous governance, NCIG now provides 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:
- Indigenous community engagement
- Ethical oversight
- Additions to the collection
- Access to the collection for research
- Media and communication
- Conflicts of Interest