Often, no publications are listed in the data repository. While we understand that respecting the privacy of individuals is a legitimate characterization challenge and requires restrictions in identifying age and gender for rare diseases, for example, a standardized approach to data characterization, which adds key descriptions, would remove key characterization barriers. Open access data hosted under the PCAWG directory and its subdirectories can be downloaded without a connection. However, you must log in to the Data Portal before you can download or even view the controlled access data files. Click the Connect button in the upper right corner and follow the steps. Once you have successfully logged in, you should be able to see two green icons (next to your account name), as shown below in the top line of the portal….