Policies

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

Additionally, the Ethics, Law and Policy Group has been able to develop 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.