What is the TCRN?

The TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN) is a federated tissue and data sharing network that enables researchers to identify cases, access data and request tissue/materials from one or more network partners.

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For Individuals

For Institutions

Access

Select cohorts using both structured and unstructured data currently siloed behind multiple electronic health records and laboratory information systems across institutions

Collaboration

Facilitates large-scale multi-center collaborations through a unique federated architecture and trust fabric.

Security & Control

All data resides within the institution and are encrypted during transmission. Each contributing institution controls who accesses their data, when and in what context.

Regulatory Framework

A practical and tested regulatory foundation, including Honest Broker views of the data. Accepted by multiple diverse IRBs as well as university and health system legal counsel.

TCRN Members