About IDC

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) aims to establish a national cloud-based data science infrastructure. Imaging Data Commons (IDC) is a new data repository of CRDC supported by the Cancer Moonshot. The goal of IDC is to enable a broad spectrum of cancer researchers, with and without imaging expertise, to easily access and explore the value of de-identified imaging data and to support integrated analyses with non-imaging data utilizing CRDC Cloud Resources.


Data Submission to IDC

IDC only hosts public datasets. It does not support access limitations, such as, data embargoes or sequestration.

Submitters of data to IDC must ensure that the data have been de-identified with respect to protected health information (PHI). Currently, IDC accepts data de-identified by The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA). Datasets de-identified by other data coordinating centers (DCC) may be considered but in such cases further information will be required.

If you are interested in making your data available within IDC, please contact us by sending email to support@canceridc.dev.


Citing IDC

An overview of IDC is available in this open access publication. If you use IDC, please acknowledge us by citing it!

Fedorov, A., Longabaugh, W. J. R., Pot, D., Clunie, D. A., Pieper, S., Aerts, H. J. W. L., Homeyer, A., Lewis, R., Akbarzadeh, A., Bontempi, D., Clifford, W., Herrmann, M. D., Höfener, H., Octaviano, I., Osborne, C., Paquette, S., Petts, J., Punzo, D., Reyes, M., Schacherer, D. P., Tian, M., White, G., Ziegler, E., Shmulevich, I., Pihl, T., Wagner, U., Farahani, K. & Kikinis, R.
NCI Imaging Data Commons. Cancer Res. 81, 4188–4193 (2021).

You can also review the accompanying demonstration videos for a quick summary of some of the key features of the platform.