If you don't already see your AWS Access Key in your user profile, please do the following to get your AWS Access Key:


1.  Login to IEEE DataPort

2.  Click on your name in the upper righthand corner of the DataPort site to get to your profile

3.  Click on the button called "Get AWS Access Key"

4.  You will then be provided with the 2 step access key:  1) Your AWS Access Key and 2) Your AWS Secret Key

If you have any questions regarding the process or have any issue obtaining your AWS Access Key using this process, please contact...


IEEE DataPort is committed to the security and integrity of the valuable research data the global technical community shares on the platform. We continuously maintain best practices in system security and data management, including:

  • All IEEE DataPort users are authenticated through IEEE single sign-on
  • Only authenticated dataset owners may upload or update their dataset files and metadata
  • File downloads are secured through AWS-signed URLs and AWS access keys, and are only available to registered IEEE DataPort users
  • All...

When IEEE journals and magazines are integrated with IEEE DataPort, the authors submitting articles to those journals and magazines will be provided the opportunity to upload their research dataset when they are uploading their article or manuscript.  The benefits received by authors include:

- Ability to automatically link research data to the research paper; dataset will be accessible to readers of the article if the article is published on IEEE Xplore.

- Increased global exposure to the research

- Potentially receive more citations because datasets, like papers, are...

Standard Datasets are datasets that can be uploaded (up to 2TB) at no cost to IEEE DataPort and will be available only to those IEEE DataPort users who have a subscription to IEEE DataPort. 

Open Access Datasets are datasets that are currently free to upload using coupon OPENACCESS1, but in the future there may be an associated cost for uploading and Open Access Dataset.  Open Access Datasets are always freely accessible to IEEE DataPort (no subscription is required).  Many researchers need to upload their datasets as Open Access Datasets per...

As of March 2020, over 105 IEEE Journals and Magazines are integrated with IEEE DataPort. This integration enables authors to submit their research datasets when their article is submitted to IEEE and ensure that the dataset is linked to the published article.

  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health and Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine
  • IEEE Transactions in Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences
  • IEEE Transactions on...



Launching on March 1, 2020 at 12:00am EDT and ending on May 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST, this contest is designed to encourage authors and researchers to bring their research to the forefront of the global technical community by uploading it to IEEE DataPort. During this time those who upload...

An IEEE DataPort Institutional Subscription enables all members of an institution to have access to all of the dataset files on IEEE DataPort for a period of 1 year.  All dataset files, whether Open Access or not, will be accessible to all members of the institution and the files can be downloaded or accessed directly in the AWS Cloud.  Institutions interested in an IEEE DataPort Institutional Subscription are encouraged to contact dataport@ieee.org to get more information.  

IEEE welcomes anyone who would like to become a beta user of IEEE DataPort. We appreciate beta users testing the system and its capabilities and providing feedback so we can optimize the site to meet user needs.

  • All beta testers will receive a coupon code for FREE subscriber access to all IEEE DataPort Datasets (regular price: $40/month).
  • All beta testers will receive a coupon code for a FREE Open Access...

IEEE DataPort Newsletter

  1. Weekly newsletter that showcases 3 new and 3 popular datasets of the week 

  2. Each week is customized and contains handpicked datasets for your convenience

  3. Users must subscribe to the newsletter with their email address to receive these weekly updates 

  4. Newsletters also share information about other events such as contests and news...

Dear IEEE Members,

IEEE is pleased to share an update on the status and success of IEEE DataPort™,  a new member benefit,  which is a valuable and easy-to-use IEEE data platform that provides all IEEE members with an opportunity to significantly enhance your research efforts.  

As of September 2019, IEEE DataPort has over 100,000 users and the platform hosts over 750 valuable datasets from researchers across the globe.  I invite each of you to explore the platform at...

    1. Dataset Authors*: Enter the author information for your dataset for the purposes of citation. Please include First Name, Last Name, ORCID (optional), and Affiliation (optional). 
    2. Title of Dataset*
    3. Category*: Select one or more categories that the dataset should reside in.
    4. Keywords: – Enter keywords to help users find your competition.
    5. Data Format: enter format of dataset file (e.g. CSV, TXT, ORC, Avro, XML, SQL, JSON, XLSX); for ZIP and GZIP files, indicate the format of the included files.
    6. ...
    1. Title of Dataset*
    2. Category: Select one or more categories that the dataset should reside in.
    3. Keywords: – Enter keywords to help users find your competition.
    4. Data Format: enter format of dataset file (e.g. CSV, TXT, ORC, Avro, XML, SQL, JSON, XLSX); for ZIP and GZIP files, indicate the format of the included files.
    5. Related Dataset: if your dataset is related to another IEEE DataPort dataset, please enter the title of the related dataset in this field (autocomplete available)
    6. License: Indicate if...

Although there is no charge to upload standard datasets, analyses, scripts, and related documentation to IEEE DataPort, IEEE will eventually need to assess reasonable fees to cover costs associated with the system.  We are however currently in the experimental phase and there is no cost to upload a standard dataset, Open Access dataset or to become a subscriber (coupon codes are available on request by emailing dataport@ieee.org).   Eventually we expect there will be four products including an institutional subscription, an individual...

Yes users need to subscribe to access and/or download datasets from IEEE DataPort.  At the present time, we are in the experimental phase of IEEE DataPort so one can subscribe at no cost by obtaining a coupon code.  Please contact dataport@ieee.org to obtain a coupon code if you don't already have one.  

The IEEE DataPort Beta Test Feedback Form is the document utilized by IEEE DataPort Beta Testers that enables beta testers to provide specific feedback regarding the IEEE DataPort capabilities and features so IEEE can continuously improve the IEEE DataPort platform and ensure we are meeting user needs.  If you are interested in becoming an IEEE DataPort Beta Tester, click here.

IEEE DataPort Beta Test Checklist

  • Login with IEEE account
  • Subscribe to IEEE DataPort using Coupon Code
  • Upload Dataset (small and large)
  • Submit Metadata
  • Search using keyword
  • Submit a Script
  • Submit a Supporting Document (e.g. WORD or Excel document) related to a dataset
  • Submit an Analysis for a specific dataset
  • Use Thumbs Up button to record approval of a dataset
  • View datasets in specific categories
  • DOI assigned upon Dataset submittal
  • ...

Yes.  IEEE DataPort enables users to upload a dataset as an Open Access Dataset.  When you use the SUBMIT A DATASET button, you will get an option to upload your dataset as an Open Access Dataset.  There is an up-front fee for submittal of an Open Access Dataset, but all Open Access Datasets will be made available to all IEEE DataPort users at no cost and no subscription is required to view the datasets, thus fulfilling the Open Access requirements that are often associated with government-funded research.  

No.  Users need to upload the actual dataset to IEEE DataPort.  The purpose of IEEE DataPort as stated in the Terms of Use is as follows:  "IEEE DataPort hosts technical material, including datasets, scripts and data analyses, of interest to the engineering community".  To fulfill this purpose, users must upload their datasets to IEEE DataPort rather than just include a link to the datasets.  Supplementary links to other materials and/or project websites can be included with the dataset, but the actual dataset content must be loaded to IEEE DataPort.  

Yes, absolutely!  Datasets on IEEE DataPort are made available under CC-BY licenses which require attribution.  Any use requires citation.  IEEE DataPort includes a Cite button on each dataset page so a user can easily obtain the proper citation for the dataset.  The citation provided by using the Cite button is provided in multiple formats to facilitate easy attribution. 

IEEE DataPort is a self-monitoring system with feedback mechanisms so users can provide comments on datasets to the dataset owner or report problems with datasets to the IEEE DataPort administrator.  The IEEE DataPort user community is responsible for ensuring the veracity of the content of IEEE DataPort.

No. Uploading datasets, scripts, analyses and related documentation to IEEE DataPort is free of charge at this time.  In the future, an Open Access offering is being considered where institutions and individuals can pay up front to ensure long term storage of their dataset and related materials and all IEEE DataPort users will have free access to the content.

To preserve the integrity of IEEE DataPort, IEEE requests all IEEE DataPort users to review and agree to specific legal terms of use prior to utilize IEEE DataPort.  Terms and conditions are available through a link on the site and must be agreed to before a dataset can be uploaded. 

The categories of data available currently include Astronomy, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Demographics, Environmental, Financial, Power and Energy, Security, Sensor, Signal Processing and Social Sciences data. Many more categories will be added in the future.  There is also an “Other Data” category which includes all datasets for which a specific category is not yet established.

IEEE DataPort is a repository for all types of datasets!  Any size up to 2TB and any type of dataset can be loaded to IEEE DataPort!  The categories into which datasets can be placed currently include Astronomy, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Demographics, Environmental, Financial, Power and Energy, Security, Sensor, Signal Processing and Social Sciences data. There is also an “Other Data” category to accommodate all data types for which a specific category is not yet established.

Uploading a dataset and any related tools and documentation is quick and easy! Just go to the Home Page or to the Upload Dataset Page and click on the Submit a Dataset icon. You will then be guided through the process to upload your dataset. Information will be requested to facilitate your dataset upload and ensure that you are given proper recognition for the dataset. Please know that you are also able to upload tools and documentation related to your dataset.  Follow these simple instructions to Upload a Dataset to IEEE DataPort:


  1. ...

Yes. IEEE DataPort is intended to facilitate research and expedite the process of proving reproducibility of research. Data used in research must be cited in accordance with the citation guidelines on the site, but IEEE wants to encourage the use of the datasets and tools on IEEE DataPort for any researcher to facilitate or accelerate their research.  Please note that the CITE button on each dataset page provides citations in several formats to make it easy for you to include a citation of a dataset.  

Yes. IEEE currently provides access to Cloud services to facilitate analysis of large datasets in the Cloud. So if you don’t have sufficient storage and computing capacity on your local system, that should no longer deter you from performing data analysis on your dataset or others you find on IEEE DataPort.

IEEE DataPort facilitates the ability to perform data analysis in the Cloud.  IEEE is currently leveraging the Cloud services of Amazon Web Services.  Data is stored in AWS S3 and the URI is provided to subscribers for each dataset in IEEE DataPort. In addition, the AWS Security Codes (Key Code and Private Key Code) are provided so datasets can be accessed directly from the AWS platform.  The user can then utilize its pwm AWS computing platforms to perform data analysis.

One can access a dataset either by entering keywords in the search bar or by searching in the dataset categories. Once the desired dataset is located, it can be accessed by double clicking on the dataset.  Refer to these instructions for Accessing a Dataset:

Instructions for Accessing a Dataset on 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...

IEEE DataPort is data agnostic and will allow any format of dataset to be submitted for storage on IEEE DataPort. The provision of metadata, tools and/or supporting documentation allow the user to understand how each specific dataset can be analyzed.

The process is easy. If you are an individual or an institution with interest in subscribing to IEEE DataPort, simply click on “Subscribe to IEEE DataPort” icon and the system will take you through the subscription process. You will need to provide identifying information and billing information in order to become an active subscriber.  If you have a coupon code, that may be used during the subscription process.

Individuals will be able to subscribe to IEEE DataPort on a monthly basis.  Since data analysis may take more than one month, individual monthly subscriptions will automatically renew unless the user requests to unsubscribe.  This will help ensure there is continuity of dataset access and data analysis for the individual user. 

When a dataset is uploaded to IEEE DataPort, the dataset owner maintains ownership of the dataset.  In accordance with the Terms of Service, by uploading your dataset you are making it available under the terms of the "Creative Commons" Attribution (CC-BY) license. 

Datasets up to 2TB can be uploaded to IEEE DataPort. If you have a dataset which is larger than 2TB, please contact the IEEE DataPort Administrator.