ALL JOINING THE TCRN DOCUMENTS

TIES-Network-Agreement-2015 – This is the network agreement to be signed by all members of the TCRN.

Overview of TCRN Using TIES System – document giving a basic overview of the TIES system.

System Overview – a more technical overview of the TIES system, including the architecture and different components.

Resource Requirements – an overview of the hardware, software and personnel effort requirements.

DeID Evaluation – publication about De-ID, the de-identification system used in TIES.

TIES Node Installation Plan – contains instructions about how to install TIES.

TIES Security Overview – explains how TIES data is stored and accessed securely.

TCRN Security Workflow for Data Only – diagram of the workflow for TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN) data only requests (no tissue), including what is done by each institution and where data resides.

TCRN Security Workflow for Data and Tissue  – diagram of the workflow for TCRN data and tissue requests, including what is done by each institution and where data resides, with additional steps addressing the Materials Transfer Agreement and transfer of tissue

TIES Quality Assurance Plan – suggested QA procedure for verifying that documents are being de-identified and coded correctly. This procedure MUST be followed in order to join TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN) to ensure sufficient de-identification and coding accuracy of documents on the network.

Sample TIES Deployment IRB Medical Records Exempt Form – IRB exempt form that is part of the TIES deployment IRB at University of Pittsburgh.

TCRN form for no human subjects determination – the IRB form used at Pitt  for TCRN studies. This form could be used as a model for the information your IRB needs investigators to provide about studies that use TIES.

IRB Guidelines for TCRN Data Only Projects – guidelines for how users at Pitt should fill out IRB protocols needing TCRN data. These guidelines could be modified to reflect what is needed by the IRB at your institution.

IRB Guidelines for TCRN Data and Tissue Projects – guidelines for how users should fill out IRB protocols needing TCRN data and tissue. These guidelines could be modified to reflect what is needed by the IRB at your institution.

Data Security Assessment – guidelines for how users should fill out Data Security Assessment protocol needing TCRN data. These guidelines could be modified to reflect what is needed by the IRB at your institution.

Request for Determination that Project does not involve Human Subjects:  TCRN Protocols ONLY– guidelines for how users will fill out this document if needed by the IRB protocol. These guidelines could be modified to reflect what is needed by the IRB at your institution.

TIES Policies – local policy manual for TIES at University of Pittsburgh.

User Access Checklist Form – checklist for approving or denying account requests.

Honest Broker Checklist Form – checklist for approving/denying honest broker account requests.

Researcher TIES v5 Training – sample presentation for training TIES users with a researcher role.

Honest Broker TIES v5 Training – sample presentation for training TIES users with an honest broker role.

TIES Workshop Presentation – sample presentation for information workshops intended to give users an overview of TIES so they can determine if TIES would be useful for their research.

TIES informational flyer – one page flyer that explains what TIES is and shows some of the key features of TIES.