The China National Genebank (Shenzhen), known as CNGB, is a national non-profit institute supported by the government of China.
CNGB, as an unincorporated international collaborative institute, is devoted to the comprehensive collection of biological resources (including specimens from humans, and other animals, plants and microorganisms) preservation, bioinformatics data generation and a global network establishment to promote information sharing and exchange. CNGB operates through collaborative activities between universities, hospitals and scientific institutes that share an interest in biobanking, resource utilization and bioinformatics.
CNGB is committed to developing a biobank consortium across China and the construction of an expanding network worldwide to provide a platform for information sharing and exchange of Biobank materials, omics data acquisition, and multi-omics scientific research. Working closely with ethical review boards and regulations to secure the data , CNGB has set itself the principal task of integrating the contribution of bioresources data into an omics database that will support both scientific research and commercial applications, such as translational medicine, breeding and new energy exploitation.