Global Genome Initiative (GGI)
The Global Genome Initiative (GGI) is a collaborative science-based endeavor to collect the Earth's genomic biodiversity, preserve it in the world's biorepositories and make it available to researchers everywhere. The Global Genome Initiative aims to capture half of the world's genomic diversity by 2022.
The Global Genome Initiative led the development of and hosts the secretariat of the Global Genome Biodiversity Network — a consortium of the world's major biorepositories and genomic research collections. As of June 2021, it has nearly 100 collaborating member institutions. The Global Genome Biodiversity Network will serve to accelerate and optimize research everywhere. Its goal is to achieve one federated database of the world's genomic resources—tissues and DNA—accessible to all stakeholders.