To facilitate data sharing, the QIN increasingly relies on The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) as a resource, which addresses many of the principles set forth in the data sharing policy. Most importantly, TCIA provides a mechanism for access-controlled data sharing and extensive de-identification services, which comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. This drastically reduces the burden on QIN sites when sharing their data. More information can be found in the following paper describing QIN data sharing activities:
Quantitative Imaging Network: Data Sharing and Competitive Algorithm Validation Leveraging The Cancer Imaging Archive. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, John Blake J., Freymann, Justin Stephen J. B., Kirby, Paul Eugene J. S., Kinahan, Fred William Prior. Transl Oncol. Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 147-152. doi:P. E., & Prior, F. W. (2014, February). Quantitative Imaging Network: Data Sharing and Competitive AlgorithmValidation Leveraging The Cancer Imaging Archive. Translational Oncology. Elsevier BV. http://doi.org/10.1593/tlo.13862.