Genomic research is critical toGenomic Data Sharing - Decorative Image discovering new treatments for cancer. Many forms of cancer are caused by a genetic driver or a collection of variants that inhibit cell death or promote tumor growth. As such, NCI-funded research has generated large volumes of human and non-human genomic data that have been made available for secondary use in accordance with the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. Investigators submitting their genomic research data to an NIH or NCI repository should review the following resources for information on the documents and processes.

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Genomic Data Sharing Policy

Learn more about the NIH policy, its thresholds, guidelines, and expectations for NCI-funded genomic research. 

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Key Documents to Submit Genomic Data

Review documents necessary for submitting genomic data to NCI and NIH repositories.

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Prepare Genomic Data for Submission

Check off the guidelines for cleaning and annotating genomic data sets before submission.

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Submit Genomic Data

Follow step-by-step instructions for submitting genomic data sets based on funding category:

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Find the appropriate Genomic Program Administrator to work with throughout the submission process.

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