For direct dataset requests, we will ask:
WHAT DATASETS? Which specific dataset you want (use the “name” column of https://ant.isi.edu/datasets/all.html). Please be specific about which datasets, since “an address space census” describes 20 datasets and many GB of data, probably not what you want.
WHAT PROJECT? A statement about the research project (including funder, if any) and institute (school, business, etc.) where the work will be done. (If you have no external funding or are not part of an institution, say so.)
We will need e-mail sent from your institution as part of this process. (Even if your preferred e-mail is with a third party like gmail or hotmail, we need at least one message from your home instittuion.)
WHY THESE DATASETS? A brief justification (a few sentences) about why the dataset is needed to advance that research.
An example justification might be “Need to evaluate if new apporaches to spectral analysis can identify DoS attacks in aggregate traffic for my PhD-thesis rearch.
The things we’re looking for are some statement about what is novel about what you need to do (“new spectral analyis”), some statement on how you’ll do it (“spectral analysis of to identify DDoS in aggregate traffic”), and some statement of the context of the work (“for PhD-thesis research”).
Our goal is to get some rough idea if the data can actually serve the purpose you suggest (for you), and to have some idea of how the data is being used (for us).
THROUGH USC/ISI OR THROUGH IMPACT?
IMPACT is supported for researchers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan, the Netherlands, and Israel. It is a legacy of support of our work US Department of Homeland Security Cyber-Security Divison via several projects (LANDER, LACREND, and LACANIC).
You will need to sign the data use agrement.
All dataset users must agree to USC’s memo of agreement (see a summary on the ANT privacy page).
Researchers will send us answers to these questions via a web form that we will provide to you in e-mail.