What data is in dbGaP?

What data is in dbGaP?

The information contained in dbGaP includes individual-level molecular and phenotype data, analysis results, medical images, general information about the study and documents that contextualize phenotypic variables, such as research protocols and questionnaires.

What is dbGaP used for?

Database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP) refers to NIH maintained database of datasets and was developed to archive and distribute the results of studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype. dbGaP provides two types of data – open access and controlled access.

How do I access TCGA data?

Commonly requested files such as descriptions of somatic mutations or clinical data are open access. Please go to this page: https://tcga-data.nci.nih.gov/docs/publications/ to access all data associated with TCGA tumor specific publications.

What is controlled access data?

While stripped of direct patient identifiers as defined by HIPAA, controlled-access data contain specific demographic, clinical, and genotypic information that are excluded in open-access data. Controlled-access data are unique and valuable to research projects for which open-access data are insufficient.

Is genomic data Phi?

Genomic data is PHI data and is associated with a patient’s EHR file for a lifetime or beyond, particularly when factoring generational family health. Thus, this makes it more valuable to cybercriminals than traditional PHI.

What is phenotypic data?

Phenotypic data are all kinds of clinical information regarding patients’ disease symptoms, as well as relevant demographic data, such as age, ethnicity and sex. This type of information is collected and stored by patient registries and biobanks.

How do I download datasets from TCGA?

easiest way:

  1. go to cBioportal.
  2. click on the tumor type you want.
  3. on the right side click on “summary”
  4. on the top of the page you have “download data”

What is GEPIA2?

GEPIA2 (http://gepia2.cancer‐pku.cn) is an online tool for analyzing the transcriptional profiles of human cancers and normal tissues, by using the TCGA database and the Genotype‐Tissue Expression (GTEx) projects.

What is genomic data sharing?

Summary. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the final Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy that promotes sharing, for research purposes, of large-scale human and non-human genomic1 data generated from NIH-funded research.

Is genetic data covered by Hipaa?

Answer: Yes, genetic information is health information protected by the Privacy Rule.

Does Hipaa apply to genetic information?

insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) doesn’t include genetic information. The federal laws that deal with genetic information are GINA (the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008) and, more recently, HIPAA.