CAIDA UCSD Network Telescope Datasets Request Form

CAIDA makes telescope data freely available to academic researchers and US government agencies. Corporate entities (including corporate researchers) receive access through CAIDA's membership program. Information on membership levels, services, and rates can be requested by emailing
Academic researchers and US government agencies can request access by filling out and submitting this form. It usually takes about five to ten business days to process your request. We carefully review each application and the decision to grant the data access is based on the merits of your proposed data use.

These data must be analyzed on CAIDA machines, and cannot be downloaded!

If you have any questions or problems using this form, please contact For information about using CAIDA data, please see the CAIDA Data Usage FAQ

Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).

* Relationship to CAIDA:    I am an academic researcher / faculty advisor / student
   I am a CAIDA sponsor
   Other (please specify):
* First (Given) Name: 
* Last (Family) Name: 
* Phone Number: 
* Full name of your Institution/Company: 
* Mailing Address (include country): 
* Your email at this Institution/Company: 
(an academic email address is required for academic researchers/students)
* Position:     Professor/Principal investigator      
   Other (please specify):       
Advisor's Name (required for students): 
URL of your project
(if available): 
* Which datasets are you requesting access access to?
( please check the appropriate box(es) )

* Please submit a detailed 1-2 paragraph (around 1000 characters) description summarizing your proposed research using these data. We will carefully review your submission and grant the data access based on the merits of your proposed data use.

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Acceptable Use Agreement

CAIDA strongly favors wide dissemination of its datasets to legitimate researchers. At at the same time CAIDA takes seriously its obligation to responsibly disclose datasets which may present a risk if misused.

Access to these data is subject to the terms of the following CAIDA Acceptable Use Agreement and the supplemental AUA:

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

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