Service dedicated to helping researchers access genomic data repositories of the National Cancer Institute funded Genomic Data Commons (GDC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) using API. The GDC provides the cancer research community with a unified data repository that enables data sharing across cancer genomic studies in support of precision medicine. In addition to TCGA, the GDC also supports Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET).

This service aims to:

  • Familiarize researchers with the data access features available through API for GDC and TCGA data.
  • Help design search and retrieval queries to obtain desired datasets from the GDC and TCGA systems
  • Provide guidance on setting up cloud-based storage and analysis platforms to analyze GDC and TCGA data


Office of Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO)


To make service requests and for additional help: CRIO, open a Support Ticket: http://osticket.mssm.edu/support/