In addition to publishing new TCIA datasets we encourage the community to publish analyses derived from existing TCIA datasets. Examples (see previously uploaded analysis datasets) include image labels, annotations, organ/tumor segmentations, and radiomic/pathomic features.

Submitting a request to publish analysis results

Requests to share analysis results on TCIA can be submitted by filling out this application form. Proposals will be reviewed on a monthly basis by the TCIA Advisory Group using the following criteria:

  • How will other researchers benefit if we add your data to TCIA?
  • What scientific criteria was used to determine the methodology of segmentation/annotation/features?
  • What is the biological relevance of segmentations/annotations/features?

If accepted, your proposal will be prioritized and assigned to one of our curation teams who will assist you through the submission process. Your data will be published with a citation and corresponding digital object identifier (DOI) which can be cited in publications. To help other users find your dataset on TCIA entries will be added on the Collection pages of any TCIA dataset your analyses utilized, and also to our Analysis Results directory page.

Request to Share Analysis Results with TCIA

If you are unable to submit an application using the link above, you can use this PDF form to submit your application. The PDF includes directions for submitting the completed document.

Getting credit for data sharing

New journals dedicated to describing data sets are beginning to gain in popularity. These can be used to publish detailed descriptions of your TCIA data to gain academic credit (publication/citations) for your efforts in addition to the novel scientific findings you might publish in traditional journals. Below is a list of data journals which recognize TCIA as a Recommended Repository.

JournalRecommended Repositories
Nature Scientific Data
Medical Physics
Elsevier Data in Brief