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Information for Researchers

It is the policy of Cancer Epidemiology Services (CES) to encourage research use of New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) data for the purpose of determining the incidence and etiology of malignant neoplasms and/or evaluating measures designed to eliminate, alleviate, or reduce the impact of cancer. CES collaborates with many researchers to facilitate cancer research using the NJSCR. If you are a researcher interested in conducting an epidemiologic study using NJSCR data, please contact us for more information, and prior to submitting an Institutional Review Board (IRB) request.

About NJSCR Data

Accessing NJSCR Data

There are three different levels of data that can be released for cancer surveillance and research purposes.

Level A: Aggregate data

Level B: Individual level data without patient contact

  • Individual record level data required for research or linkage studies
  • DOES NOT involve patient or family contact 
  • Data are provided only to researchers with studies that meet stringent requirements for scientific merit and handling of confidential information.  
  • Step 1: Contact us first to discuss your study.  We will first review your protocol.  Then, we will assist you with the following approvals that you will need before the data are released:

    1. Cancer Research Program Approval
    2. Approval from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Scientific Review Board (SRB)
    3. Approval from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Please plan ahead to allow adequate time for the approval process
  • There may be a charge for this service

Level C: Individual level data with patient contact

  • Individual record level data required for research
  • DOES involve patient or family contact 
  • Data are provided only to researchers with studies that meet stringent requirements for scientific merit and handling of confidential information.  
  • Step 1:  Contact us first to discuss your study.  We will first review your protocol.  Then, we will assist you with the following approvals that you will need before the data are released:
    1. Cancer Research Program Approval
    2. Approval from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Scientific Review Board (SRB)
    3. Approval from Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Institutional Review Board (IRB)
    4. Approved Contract/Agreement with budget
  • First contact of the patient or family will be made by the Cancer Research Program
  • Please plan ahead to allow adequate time for the approval process

CES Publication List 2006 - Most Current [pdf 100k]

Archived CES Publication List [pdf 165k]

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