TIES Cancer Research Network

Learn all about the TCRN and how you can be a part of it.

For more information about the TCRN, please visit our website: cancerdatanetwork.org 

Through a recently funded NCI U24 grant, the TIES system is being deployed to develop a national network of interconnected tissue archives – the TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN). Partners include the University of Pennsylvania, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Augusta University. The funding period is September 25, 2013 – July 31, 2018.

In the TCRN, we will use the TIES system to support cross institutional collaboration between collaborating investigators across institutions or to facilitate large scale multi-center programs such as the SPOREs. TCRN is one of the first examples of a functioning federated tissue and data network, and is built on a detailed regulatory and policy framework.