Governance framework

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 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

Annual report

Past Annual reports

Updated:  30 March 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director, NCIG/Page Contact:  Web Admin, NCIG