The TCRN sites are no longer linked with the TIES software due to grant support expiration.This page remains for reference purposes only.

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 Institutions


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


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.


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