Imaging Source Site (ISS) Groups are being populated and governed by participants from institutions that have provided imaging data to the archive for a given cancer type. Modeled after TCGA analysis groups, ISS groups are given the opportunity to publish a marker paper for a given cancer type per the guidelines in the table above. This opportunity will generate increased participation in building these multi-institutional data sets as they become an open community resource. Current TCGA-BLCA source sites ISS groups include:
|TCGA Bladder Phenotype Research Group||Urothelial Bladder Carcinoma (BLCA)|
TCGA Head-Neck Phenotype Research Group
TCGA Collections Publication Guidelines
Historically TCIA had implemented publication guidelines , derived from the policy outlined by TCGA, must be the The Cancer Genome Atlas, TCGA. These were followed in addition to the publication policy of the TCGA Data Portal publication policy: http://cancergenome.nih.gov/abouttcga/policies/publicationguidelines.
There are no limitations on publications containing analyses using TCGA-linked imaging data sets, if the data set meets one of the following three freedom-to-publish criteria:
- A marker paper has been published on that tumor type; or
- It has been 12 months since the authors’ DICOM data for 100 cases of a given tumor type have been published on TCIA; or
- The author receives specific approval from the TCGA ISS groups representing any relevant tumor types.
The specific status of each tumor data set is available on the Data Usage Policies and Restrictions page. Do not hesitate to contact email@example.com with any questions. As of 10/30/2018 all cancer types are now available for use without any special restrictions. Please be sure to follow TCIA's regular Data Usage Policies and Restrictions, and to also provide attribution recognizing the TCGA data collection efforts. An example of a proper attribution is:
"The results <published or shown> here are in whole or part based upon data generated by the TCGA Research Network: http://cancergenome.nih.gov/."
The following links contain publications from the main TCGA project as well as their posted publication guidelines: