NCIG is creating a national Indigenous genomics resource available to researchers for projects that offer potential benefits to Indigenous Australians.

The NCIG research resource is being created from:

  • DNA sequencing of a remarkable legacy collection of biological material (mostly blood) collected from Indigenous Australians and held by the ANU since the 1960s, and new material (mostly saliva, and some blood)
  • a body of historical documents generated in the course of the original fieldwork and the subsequent studies.

The NCIG resource includes:

  • a reference genome
  • population reference panels
  • a successful model for research engagement with Indigenous Australians
  • a dynamic consent platform


Sequencing is funded by Bioplatforms Australia.

Bioplatforms Australia

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