Data and sample requests
All data generated through the CPCT studies are collected in the Hartwig Medical Foundation’s database. This database consists of whole genome sequencing (WGS) data and coupled, anonymized clinical data from patients who participated in amongst others the CPCT studies. The database is rapidly expanding and already contains data from a 1000+ patients. An overview of the composition of the database can be found through http://www.hartwigmedicalfoundation.nl/en/data-policy/.
The aim of the database is to advance research on cancer in a broader sense. As such, all data is available for researchers in The Netherlands. Given legal and ethical aspects, sequencing data will only be issued after reviewing of a data request form by the independent data access board of Hartwig Medical Foundation. All information regarding data requests and data issue procedures van toetsing can be found through http://www.hartwigmedicalfoundation.nl/databeleid/.
Request for patient material
After sequencing of tumor and germline DNA, remaining material from patients participating in the CPCT studies is stored in the biobank. This material – comprising biopsies, isolated DNA and RNA, blood and/or plasma – can be made available for other research projects. To request material for research projects, we ask from researchers to fill in the sample request form and to send this to email@example.com. All materials that are stored in the biobank are managed by CPCT. Requested materials will be issued upon approval by the executive board of the CPCT.