The Global Genome Initiative (GGI) is a bold, science-based endeavor to capture and understand the Earth's genomic biodiversity, preserve it on ice in biorepositories worldwide, and make it accessible to researchers everywhere through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)—in perpetuity.
By gathering and safeguarding organisms from the Tree of Life, GGI will ensure that researchers can tap into nature to solve scientific and societal problems.
Nearly everything we hope to learn about life and how it has evolved can be uncovered through genomics. GGI will make it possible to discover new species and relationships, explore nature's spectacular innovations and illuminate the inner-workings of ecosystems and how they support us.
Answers to questions that were once beyond our limits are now within reach, because of the Global Genome Initiative.
Ambitious. Critical. Possible.
In Global Genomic Collections
Genomic Sample Records Available for Research in The Global Genome Biodiversity Network
Families Represented in The Global Genome Biodiversity Network
Genera Represented in The Global Genome Biodiversity Network