HCMI Publication Guidelines

The Human Cancer Model Initiative (HCMI) is a "community resource" supported by the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG) in collaboration with Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI), and foundation Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB). HCMI consortium members release models and case-associated clinical and molecular characterization data to the broader research community.

The initiative members plan to publish a joint comprehensive manuscript when the number of models released reaches a critical number. We, therefore, request that investigators do not publish a manuscript using a large cohort of HCMI models and data before the paper is published. Use and publication of up to five models is acceptable and we suggest acknowledging HCMI as follows:

"The models and the data are from the Human Cancer Models Initiative (HCMI) https://ocg.cancer.gov/programs/HCMI; dbGaP accession number phs001486." 

For questions, please email ocg@mail.nih.gov

Last updated: June 18, 2020