The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is a “comprehensive and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer through the application of genome analysis technologies, including large-scale genome sequencing”. TCGA is funded by the National Cancer Institute. PGRR processes data and metadata available from TCGA to provide a Pitt-specific ‘snapshot’ of the data and tools for use of this data in a secured environment.
More information about TCGA can be found at
Instructions for Submitting Publications: 
It is NIH’s intent to promote the dissemination of research findings from NIH genomic dataset(s) as widely as possible through scientific publication or other appropriate public dissemination mechanisms. Approved Users are strongly encouraged to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals and to present research findings at scientific meetings and are asked to adhere to the TCGA Publication Guidelines and Moratoria (
Approved Users agree to acknowledge the TCGA Research Network in all oral and written presentations, disclosures, and publications resulting from any analyses of the data. A sample acknowledgment statement for The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset(s) follows:
“The results published here are in whole or part based upon data generated by The Cancer Genome Atlas managed by the NCI and NHGRI. Information about TCGA can be found at
With each yearly renewal, we are required to submit a full report of all publications resulting from work with his data. You may submit publications at any time but will be required to do so yearly before our update.