Genomics Aotearoa

As host for the Genomics Aotearoa collaborative research platform, the University of Otago are contracted by MBIE for $39.752 million excluding GST over 7 years to July 2024.

MBIE funding details

The Genomics Aotearoa collaborative research platform will receive $39.752 million (excl GST) over a 7-year period from August 2017 to July 2024 through the Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF).

This includes $4.7 million (excl GST) for the Rakeiora programme, a 2-year precision medicine pathfinder programme to test options to acquire, protect, use and store genomic datasets for use in healthcare research in Aotearoa New Zealand.

About the investment

Genomics Aotearoa is funded as a SSIF Infrastructure Platform to ensure that New Zealand is internationally participating in and leading the rapidly developing fields of genomics and bioinformatics.

Below is the public statement from our contract with the University of Otago.

Last updated: 25 May 2022