Help Guides

The Data Access Compliance Office (DACO) handles requests from scientists for access to conrolled data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).

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Consortium: The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), an international confederation of members working to create a catalogue of changes, including mutations in cancer. A list of ICGC members can be found on the Consortium website:

Data Producer: An ICGC participating center, responsible for the development, organization, and oversight of a local database.

External Collaborator: A collaborator of the User, working for an institution other than the User Institution(s) (see below for definitions of User and User Institution(s))

ICGC Controlled Data: The Controlled Access Datasets of the Consortium as defined in section E 1.3 “Access” of the Consortium’s Goals, Structure, Policies and Guidelines, April 2008 document including 2010 and 2012 updates, included as Appendix I of this application form.

Publications: Includes, without limitation, articles published in print journals, electronic journals, reviews, books, posters and other written and verbal presentation of research.

Research Participant: An individual having contributed their personal data to an ICGC project.

User: An applicant (principal investigator), having signed this Data Access Agreement, whose User Institution has co-signed this Data Access Agreement, both of them having received acknowledgement of its acceptance.

User Institution(s): Institution(s) at which the User is employed, affiliated or enrolled. A representative of it has co-signed this Data Access Agreement with the User and received acknowledgement of its acceptance.

Last updated on: 9 October 2020