The Ira Moana Database structure is based on the latest international standards for biodiversity and genomic data. Our approach builds on the success of the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network (DIPnet) – the largest population genetic/genomic database in the world – and uses the infrastructure provided by the Genomics Observatory Metadatabase (GEOME) – a web-based database purpose-built to capture the metadata associated with biological samples.

Contributing to the Ira Moana Database

If your research has, or will, generate genetic or genomic data for natural populations of New Zealand, you can show your support for the Ira Moana Project and become part of the network by organising the relevant metadata for your genetic samples and uploading this into the Database. To get started, see contributing to the Ira Moana Database.