Contacting a Dataset Owner in IEEE DataPort

  1. Go to ieee-dataport.org
  2. Login to IEEE DataPort using the button in the upper right hand corner of the ieee-dataport.org home page using your IEEE login (staff logins do not have access at this time).  Note:  If you do not currently have an IEEE login, please click Sign Up in the upper right hand corner of the home page to acquire an IEEE login without cost.  
  3. Go to DATASETS tab.
  4. Search for a dataset using keywords in the Search Bar or browse dataset categories shown on lower left hand side of page.
  5. Click on the dataset for which you want to contact the dataset owner (Note: you do not have to be a subscriber to contact a dataset owner).
  6. On the right hand side of the page you can scroll to see the following sets of information:   Dataset Files, Dataset Details, Categories & Keywords, Documentation, and Subscribe.   Under the Subscribe section on the right hand side of the page you will see two options for providing feedback:  
  7. Send Author a Private Message
  8. Report a Problem with this Dataset
  9. Contact the dataset owner by selecting Send Author a Private Message link.  You will be provided with a form which has the “To:” field filled out with the data owner and you can add a Subject and then write a message in the Message Box.  After you have finished your entry, hit SEND MESSAGE button below the Message box and your message will be sent directly to the dataset owner.  
  10. Congratulations - you now know how to contact a dataset in IEEE DataPort!  IEEE DataPort users are encouraged to utilize the Send Author a Private Message link to connect with a specific dataset owner.   This method enables you to ask a question about the dataset, make a suggestion to the dataset owner, or possibly start a collaboration.