The ICGC Data Access Compliance Office (ICGC DACO) handles requests from scientists, researchers and commercial teams for access to ICGC Controlled Data. The International Cancer Genome Consortium has tiered levels of access to donor data with strict data access policies. Authorization for access to controlled data is project based and is reviewed for compliance with ICGC Policies and Guidelines. The ICGC DACO has been created as an independent body to ensure that data from the ICGC will only be used by qualified individuals for public health objectives.
The Full report of DACO activity is available below for download. Some highlights are:
- In 2020 the DACO approved 642 individual projects. These projects now have access to molecular and clinical data to enable their research studies.
- ICGC data users spans 37 different countries
- In total there are over 1800 approved researchers using ICGC data in their research projects
- The number of researchers and clinicians accessing ICGC data has steadily increased over the last 5 years.
Download the full report here.