New Zealand Genomics Limited – NZGL – provides New Zealand scientists with access to the significant equipment needed for large-scale genomics projects. It also provides the framework for co-ordinating projects, analytical and bioinformatics support, and data storage and sharing.
Until recently, genomics-based projects in New Zealand have been, by necessity, small scale and limited by difficulties accessing analytical and bioinformatics expertise. NZGL's genomics technologies and bioinformatics services allow faster progress to be made in the study of health and agricultural problems specific to New Zealand.
The collaboration involves three organisations – the University of Auckland, Massey University and the University of Otago – and is receiving $40m of government funding over 10 years.