The National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute staff sought input from subject matter experts in developing The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) policies and guidelines to help govern the way that investigators implemented tissue and clinical data collections, data access and publications using the TCGA data sets.

Additionally, the Ethics, Law and Policy Group developed policies and documents that provide for protection of human subjects through rigorous consent protocols and control of patient information.

To learn more about TCGA policies, guidelines and informed consent, visit Policies & Guidelines.