Call for Data

Call for Data

Information for the NAACCR Call for Data

Submission Open November 1, 2021

Due Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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 Data Evaluation and Certification Committees invite you to submit incident cancer cases from your registry for the years 1995 through 2019 to be used for cancer statistics, surveillance, and research projects and activities.

All data must be submitted using the NAACCR Record Layout Version 21, and all variables must conform to NAACCR standard definitions and codes, as described in Volume II, Version 21 of the NAACCR Standards for Cancer Registries: Data Standards and Data Dictionary.

In addition, NAACCR request registries also include 2020 cases in their submission. The 2020 cases will be used for evaluation purposes only and will not impact inclusion in CiNA or Certification. 2020 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.

Call for Data Instructional Webinar


Submissions Open November 1, 2021.

Call For Data Due December 1, 2021.

*The date of latest update is listed below


Geographic Based  Measures


Here is information regarding the Dec 2020 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. Note: links below will take you to the most updated SAS programs available for download on the SEER website for as long as the SAS programs are supported by SEER.

*The date of latest update is listed below


The final NAACCR Call for Data file must be submitted in the v21 NAACCR layout and clear the v21 CFD Edits. If a registry has not yet converted to v21, they may use the v18 edits metafile to identify potential errors before they convert their file to the v21 format. After the file has been converted, it will need to be run against the v21 CFD edits before final submission.  A v18 submission file maybe be converted to v21 using the Northcon conversion software .


      • NAACCR*Prep Instructions (10/8/21)
      • NAACCR*Prep Executable File(10/18/21)This NAACCR*Prep update fixes an error. In some instances, the part of the application that checks to make sure there is only 1 <Patient> block per patient in the input XML file is not working correctly.


  • Match*Pro Resources (10/8/21)
    • New this year, we have provided instructions and some additional materials to assist registries in the deduplication protocol using Match*Pro. This is an optional approach to both full deduplication of the registry data as well as apply the CFD Deduplication Protocol.



Using the options below, you can convert your XML Submission File back to a Flat File.

This GitHub project hosts a Java NAACCR XML library that is intended to be embedded into other software, and it also provides a standalone GUI tool that provides a more user-friendly environment for processing NAACCR XML data files.

File*Pro can be used to convert between XML and Flat file format. The software can also be used to view and manage large cancer data files formatted according to the NAACCR Data Standards (Volume II). 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 also sort a flat file by patient ID in preparation for NAACCR*Prep, and it can calculate the standard derived fields (survival, NHAPIIA, poverty, etc).

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, 2021. The CFD Submission is due Midnight EST, Wednesday December 1, 2021.
  • You can verify if you have a MyNAACCR account here. 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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