CAIDA Interconnection Datasets Request Form

Interconnection Datasets are available for use by academic researchers and US government agencies. These data are also available for corporate entities (including corporate researchers) who participate in CAIDA membership program. Information on membership levels, services, and rates can be requested by emailing

Please, complete and submit the form below to request access to Interconnection data It usually takes about two to three business days to process your request. Upon approval you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the data you requested. If you have any questions or problems using this form, please contact

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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).
*Relationship to CAIDA:    I am an academic researcher / faculty advisor / student
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   I am a U.S. government contractor
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*Position:     Professor/Principal investigator      
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* Which datasets are you requesting access access to?
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* Please submit a detailed 1-2 paragraph description summarizing your research goals.

How many PhD students will use the data? (if applicable):
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Acceptable Use Agreement

CAIDA strongly favors wide dissemination of its datasets to legitimate researchers, and CAIDA also takes seriously its obligation to responsibly disclose datasets which may present a risk if misused.

Please read the terms of the CAIDA Master Acceptable Use Agreement below:

*Enter your initials if you have read and agree to the terms set forth above:    

When referencing this dataset, the use agreement requires inclusion of the following text:

CAIDA UCSD AS Facilities Mapping Dataset - April 2017,
CAIDA UCSD Border Mapping (bdrmap) Dataset,
CAIDA UCSD BGP Community Dictionary Dataset - < dates used >,
CAIDA UCSD IPv4 2013 Census Dataset,
Also, please, report your publication to CAIDA.

Related Objects

See,dataset:bdrmap,dataset:bgp_communities,dataset:ipv4_2013_census to explore related objects to this document in the CAIDA Resource Catalog.