Policies and Guidelines

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Human Subjects Protection and Data Access Policies that govern the access to TCGA data, use of tissues and related clinical data were collectively developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Learn more about TCGA Human Subjects Protection and Data Access policies and download policy and informed consent documents:

The Cancer Genome Atlas Program Human Subjects Protection and Data Access Policies
History and Development of Informed Consent Documents

TCGA Data Use Policy and Publication Guidelines promote the responsible use of TCGA data sets. All investigators, and their institutions, seeking access and use of TCGA data must acknowledge their agreement with TCGA policies and procedures, which are described in the TCGA Data Portal Data Use Certification.

To maintain responsible use of TCGA data and consistent publication practices, TCGA established data use policies and publications guidelines for investigators.

Responsible Use of Data
Publication Guidelines