Call for Data

Call for Data

Information for the NAACCR Call for Data

Submission Open November 1, 2023

Due Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Each year, NAACCR has a Call for Data for its certification process and to produce a new set of Cancer in North America (CiNA) data products.

The NAACCR Data Use and Research and the Certification Committees invite you to submit incident cancer cases from your registry for the years 1995 through 2021 to be used for cancer statistics, surveillance, and research projects and activities.

All data must be submitted using the NAACCR Record Layout Version 23, and all variables must conform to NAACCR standard definitions and codes, as described in Volume II, Version 23 of the NAACCR Standards for Cancer Registries: Data Standards and Data Dictionary.

In addition, NAACCR requests registries also include 2022 cases in their submission. The 2022 cases will be used for evaluation purposes only and will not impact inclusion in CiNA or Certification. 2022 cases may be submitted after regular submission.


For any Call for Data questions or concerns, please contact Recinda Sherman. To keep up-to-date with any changes or additions to the website, please join the Call For Data Listserv by contacting Tricia Kulmacz.

Submissions Open November 1, 2023.

Call For Data Due December 5, 2023.

*The date of latest update is listed below


Here is information regarding the CFD “Calculate Survival Time In Months” and “Create Cause Specific And Other Death Classification.” We no longer support specific SAS programs, however, these variables can be generated using NAACCR*Prep & File*Pro.

*The date of latest update is listed below


  • v23 CFD Edits Metafile – 10/5/23
    • 10/5/23 Update
      • Restored a skip condition to the following edits for cases diagnosed before 2015
        • RX Date Mst Defn Srg, Surg Prim site 03-2022
        • RX Date Mst Defn Srg (Subm)
        • RX Date Mst Defn Srg, Date Last Contact (NPCR)
        • RX Date Mst Defn Srg, Date of DX (Subm-NAACCR)
        • RX Date Mst Defn Srg, RX Date Surgery (NPCR)
    •  9/20/23 Update
      • Edits related to Sentinel Nodes Pos/Ex removed with the exception of edits checking valid values.
  • Inter-Record (IR) Edits – (This is the same version of the IR Edits that is posted to the NPCR Doc Server with a posted date of 8/23/23)

The final NAACCR Call for Data file must be submitted in v23 and clear the v23 CFD Edits.

For registries that have not converted to v23,  the Northcon conversion software is may be used to convert a file from v22 to v23.


Canadian Configuration Files

US Configuration Files

Special Project US Configuration Files


Match*Pro Deduplication Protocol

Match*Pro Software



File*Pro can be used to view and manage large cancer data files formatted according to NAACCR Data Exchange Standards and export XML or CSV files for review or analysis. It can also be configured to be used with any data stored in a fixed column or CSV file format. For use with the Call for Data process, File*Pro can provide an overview of data items included in an XML file and their fill rate, and it can calculate the standard derived fields (survival, NHAPIIA, poverty, etc).

File*Pro (direct link)

XML Exchange Plus can also be used to view and manage large cancer data files formatted according to NAACCR Data Exchange Standards and export XML or CSV files for review or analysis.

XML Exchange Plus (direct link)

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Tools are also available to translate XML files for review in SAS.

Welcome to the  NAACCR Call for Data Submission Site! Log-in here, using your MyNAACCR credentials, to submit your CFD file, complete your electronic submission forms, and post your signed Data Assurance Agreement and consent forms.

  • The NAACCR Call for Data Submission Portal will open November 1, 2023. The CFD Submission is due Midnight EST, Tuesday December 5, 2023.
  • If you have a new account or are unable to access the Submission site, please contact Recinda Sherman.

You may also log-in here to  access your current and historic Data Assessment Reports as well as update/review your registry information in the CaRI database.

  • To use the Data Visualization Tool in the Data Assessment Reports, you will need to download Tableau Reader (free software) available here.
  • Access to the CaRI Database and the registry-specific Data Assessment Reports is always available—even if the CFD Submission Portal is closed.

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