Release note 07.16.18

Updates to the TCGA, TARGET, and CCLE datasets

As part of Seven Bridges' ongoing partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), authorized researchers can access valuable public datasets generated by the TCGA, TARGET, and CCLE initiatives through Cavatica, and Seven Bridges collaborates with the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment between the datasets available through the GDC and Cavatica. In keeping with this, updated versions of the TCGA, TARGET, and CCLE datasets have been released on Cavatica. As of July 10, the legacy TCGA and CCLE datasets available through Cavatica are fully aligned with those in the GDC Legacy Archive, and the TCGA GRCh38 and TARGET GRCh38 datasets are fully aligned with GDC Data Release 11.0.

As a result of these dataset improvements, some users who previously copied files from these datasets to their projects will no longer be able to access a subset of these files. In advance of the release of these new dataset versions, Seven Bridges contacted the owners of all affected projects. The users who were not contacted by Seven Bridges or by the owner of projects on which they collaborate can expect access to all TCGA, TARGET, and CCLE files in their current projects to continue without interruption.