Access to taxon and genomic sample information, tools and training to support genomics and bioinformatics research and information and other resources for our current and prospective partners.  

The Global Genome Initiative (GGI)

The Global Genome Initiative

Genomics is shaping the future of biodiversity research, just as the Human Genome Project reshaped biomedical research. The Smithsonian-led Global Genome Initiative is enabling this research through an international collaboration to collect, cryo-preserve, verify, and provide open access to information about the genomic biodiversity of life on Earth.

GGI Knowledge Portal

Information on taxon natural history data, genomes and sequences, genomic and classical collections, biogeography and phylogeny.

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

GGBN is a global consortium of organizations supporting the collection, maintenance and sharing of research-quality genomic specimens.

GGBN Data Portal

Information on tissue and DNA collections available for research through the Global Genome Biodiversity Network.

GGBN Awards Program

GGBN Events

GGBN 2017 Regional North American Workshop
April 11-13, 2017
Washington, DC

GGBN 2017 Regional Asian Workshop
July 21-22, 2017
Shenzhen, China