The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) is intended to be a resource to the research community. As such, an Advisory Group was formed to ensure that every dataset in the archive is one that would be of value to our target audiences. Researchers are encouraged to submit applications that are reviewed to assess whether they are:

The TCIA Advisory Group reviews each candidate collection based on the criteria above and the availability of resources, and decides whether to accept, reject, or ask for clarifications for each candidate collection.  Preference is given to data sets which can be fully public and do not require any application process or data use agreements.  The Advisory Group is composed of staff from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) who are experts in cancer imaging, informatics and related technologies.  The current membership includes: