Nationally Significant Collections and Databases


These are datasets and collections registered as important for Aotearoa New Zealand, and as such, are supported by long-term government funding.


On behalf of Aotearoa New Zealand, GNS Science is contracted to manage eight nationally significant databases. Management includes:

  • Maintaining the viability and longevity of the samples and data
  • Adding new samples and data to ensure databases are current and relevant
  • Undertaking research to enhance the datasets
  • Ensuring curation facilities are appropriate for long term protection and viability of the information

The eight databases GNS Science manages are: