Acceptance criteria are literature-based, requiring indisputable clear mutation patterns in specified cancer diseases from at least two independent studies from different groups. Statistical interpretations of broad genomic data are not included, making the Census a conservative but very high-confidence list. This list is used to drive expert curation in the COSMIC project, and Census genes are highlighted in the COSMIC website with a small icon.
This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.