IDC User Guide


You can contact IDC support by sending email to [email protected] or posting your question on IDC User forum.
“IDC Community Office Hours” take place weekly on Google Meet at every Tuesday 16:30 – 17:30 (New York) and Wednesday 10:30-11:30 (New York). Join us to find answers to any questions you might have about IDC!
NCI Imaging Data Commons (IDC) is a cloud-based repository of publicly available cancer imaging data co-located with analysis and exploration tools and resources. IDC is a node within the broader NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) infrastructure that provides secure access to a large, comprehensive, and expanding collection of cancer research data.
IDC maintains data and makes it available for download (free egress) both in the Google GCP and Amazon AWS clouds.
IDC connects researchers with
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    Cancer image collections
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    Robust infrastructure that contains imaging data, subject and sample metadata, and experimental metadata from disparate sources
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    Resources for searching, identifying, and viewing images, and
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    Additional data types contained in other Cancer Research Data Commons nodes (e.g., Genomics Data Commons and Proteomic Data Commons).
The 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.
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