Donation Policy

Thank you for considering donating a dataset to the UCI Machine Learning Repository! Through donating a dataset, you are helping keep machine learning a strong and vital research area.

Before donating a dataset, please read the IMPORTANT information below:

  1. You must have explicit permission to make the dataset publicly available. If you are not the original dataset collector, the original dataset collector should be aware that you are donating the dataset to UCI and provide their consent.

  2. If your dataset contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII), this information should be removed prior to donation, such that no individuals can be identified through your dataset.

  3. Datasets approved to be in the repository will be assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) if they do not already possess one. DOIs allow for ‚Äúpersistent and actionable identification‚ÄĚ of datasets, which is an important component of reproducible research. For more information on DOIs, please read more in the DOI Handbook.

  4. Datasets will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) which allows for the sharing and adaptation of the datasets for any purpose, provided that the appropriate credit is given (see Citation Policy). For more information on the CC BY 4.0 license, please read more in the license deed.

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