TCGA Data Release Workshop

May 09, 2006 - May 10, 2006 

Wyndham Garden Hotel, LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst, NY

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) convened a “TCGA Data Release Workshop” in Queens, N.Y. Workshop participants included representatives from genomic data production centers, genomic sequencers, bioinformatics data users, journal editors, cancer biologists, clinical researchers, patient advocates, data users from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, intellectual property experts and regulatory agency representatives. Participants provided suggestions for the development of a TCGA pilot project data release policy and discussed strategies to balance the need to make the data publicly available while protecting data integrity and maintaining patient privacy. Information about this workshop is available in the Summary Report.