Non-NIH Funded Investigators Submitting Genomic Data
Investigators who wish to submit genomic data not funded by NIH should follow the instructions below.
Submission Request Workflow
1. Submit Key Documents
Submit the following documents to the NCI Office of Data Sharing.
- Basic Study Information describing the proposed data set.
- Institutional Certification forms certifying that the data is consistent with expectations (including data use limitations) of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy and the informed consent.
2. Await Review
NCI Office of Data Sharing staff will review documents for completeness and contact you if additional information/clarification is required. Studies with large storage amounts may incur a storage fee.
Documents will be sent to an internal NCI Committee to review and determine whether NCI will accept and support the non-NIH funded study for data deposition. The process may take up to two weeks to obtain a decision. If the committee decides the data are eligible for an appropriate NCI repository, the NCI Office of Data Sharing staff will inform the investigator and appropriate Genomic Program Administrator who will complete dbGaP registration.
3. Quality Check Data Submission
Perform appropriate quality assurance/quality control checks on the data and metadata.
4. Upload Full Data and Metadata Submission
Upload data and metadata files to the dbGaP Submission Portal following the invitation to the Principle Investigator assistant/submitter. To obtain a phs accession number, you must include the:
- Study configuration file
- Subject/sample mapping file
NIH Repositories Data Set Release Expectations
dbGaP/NCI-approved repositories will release the data as quickly as possible following completion of upload. This process can take up to eight weeks.
For additional questions about submitting data to NCI and NIH Repositories, please contact the NCI Office of Data Sharing.
NIH/NCI Genomic Data Repositories Help Resources
If you encounter difficulties submitting data to a particular repository, please contact their help resources directly.
|NIH Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP)||dbGaP Contact Form|
|NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC)||GDC Help Desk|
|NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA)||SRA Help Desk|
|Other NCBI Data Repositories||National Library of Medicine Help Desk|
For additional questions about data sharing, please contact the NCI Office of Data Sharing.