Governance framework

NCIG is established as a body within ANU by The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics Statute 2021. The Statute can be downloaded from the Federal Register of Legislation.

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:

  1. Indigenous community engagement
  2. Ethical oversight
  3. Additions to the collection
  4. Access to the collection for research
  5. Media and communication
  6. Publication
  7. Conflicts of Interest