The CGB was created in 2000 by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. It receives additional support from the School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC), the School of Public Health, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and IU Medical Sciences. The CGB has also received financial support from Lilly Endowment, Inc. awards to Indiana University.
The primary missions of the CGB are to:
- Act as a service facility that provides IU faculty access to genome technologies and bioinformatic support.
- Provide consulting and training that supports the development of genome-enabled research programs and grant proposals.
- Develop new genome technologies and bioinformatics tools that are not easily purchased as a fee for service elsewhere.