Access to TCGA and TARGET data is governed by guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). Any user wishing to access TCGA or TARGET Controlled Data must apply for a dbGaP authorization supervised by a NIH Data Access Committee (DAC). Access is granted if the requirement complies with NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy specifications and all program-specific requirements or procedures for a specific dataset. In particular, any use of controlled data must comply with the restrictions on the use of data set out on the dbGaP website for this dataset and the use (s) expressed by the receiving institution in its dbGaP application. Exchange of data from large-scale biological research projects Principles for the exchange and publication of genomic data to maximize the public benefits developed at a meeting sponsored by the Wellcome Trust in Fort Lauderdale. These Fort Lauderdale principles informed the original TCGA publication guidelines, which compensate for the immediate availability of genomic data for research and protection of the original publication rights of the original owner. January 2003 Access to ICGC data is governed by guidelines established by the ICGC Data Access Compliance Office (DACO). Any user wishing to access ICGC Controlled Data must apply for a DACO authorization controlled by the International Data Access Committee (IDAC). Access is granted if the application is consistent with ICGC`s objectives and guidelines on issues such as the purpose and relevance of the research and the protection of participants and their data. By using TCGA data (including open and controlled data) on the GSC, users implicitly agree to comply with the TCGA Responsible Use Policy and publication guidelines. All users and their institutions seeking access and use of TCGA Controlled Data must also recognize their consent to the TCGA policies and procedures outlined in the certification of data usage related to their dbGaP application.
Primary sequencing data (BAM and FASTQ files) from DNA, RNA, miRNA or bisulfite sequencing studies If you are a PI, you will see the title and project number of your access request.