Publishing Datasets

You can publish your dataset to the public with ABCI Cloud Storage.

Please read through ABCI Agreement/Rules and ABCI Cloud Storage Terms of Use again and check if it is appropriate to publish the dataset. The publishing procedure is as follows.

1. Public Access Setting

Upload your data to ABCI Cloud Storage and set public access to them, referencing Access Control (1).

The following example creates example-dataset bucket, uploads files in sensor1 directory and grants public read access to them.

[username@es1 ~]$ module load aws-cli
[username@es1 ~]$ aws --endpoint-url s3 mb s3://example-dataset
[username@es1 ~]$ aws --endpoint-url s3api put-bucket-acl --acl public-read --bucket example-dataset
[username@es1 ~]$ aws --endpoint-url s3 cp --acl public-read --recursive sensor1 s3://example-dataset/sensor1
upload: sensor1/0003.dat to s3://example-dataset/sensor1/0003.dat
upload: sensor1/0001.dat to s3://example-dataset/sensor1/0001.dat
upload: sensor1/0002.dat to s3://example-dataset/sensor1/0002.dat

Since --acl public-read option enables public read access, the data can be accessed with URLs such as "" by anyone from the outside of ABCI.

2. Registration Application

Firstly, prepare a YAML file, which contains basic information about your dataset. Download the template file and fill it out, referring to the following.

# Your dataset name  *Required
Name: ABC Dataset

# Dataset description with more than 50 characters  *Required
Description: This is a ... [ProjectPage](

# Related keywords (object detection, vehicle, action recognition, earth observation, etc.)  *Required
# Use a bullet list (block sequence) using "- ", even if there is only one item.
  - image processing
  - object detection
  - health

# URL of your page providing more detailed information  *Optional

# Downloadable form
#   EncodingFormat:  XML, CSV, GeoTIFF, etc.  *Optional
#   ContentURL: URLs of data or data list  *Required
  EncodingFormat: DICOM
  ContentURL:  # Use a bullet list (block sequence) using "- ", even if there is only one item.

# Creator
#   Name: Organization name (or individual name)  *Required
#   URL: Organization website (or individual website)  *Optional
#   ContactPoint:
#     Email: Contact point e-mail address  *At least, either Email or URL is required.
#     URL: URL of a contact page  *At least, either Email or URL is required.
  Name: ABC Team

# License
#   Name: MIT License, CC-BY-SA 4.0, Custom License, etc.  *Required
#   URL: URL of the license page  *Optional
  Name: Custom License

# Version of the dataset  *Optional
Version: "1.1b"

# Creation, update and publication dates of the dataset  *Optional
# Use ISO 8601 format. The time portion is optional.
DateCreated: 2020-04-18
DateModified: 2020-04-20T22:30:10+09:00
DatePublished: 2020-04-19

# Identifier, such as DOI  *Optional

# References  *Optional
# Use a bullet list (block sequence) using "- ", even if there is only one item.
- John, Doe. "Example Paper 1," presented at Example Conf., Los Angeles, CA, USA, Oct. 8-10, 2020.
- John, Doe. "Example Paper 3," in 23rd Example Conf., London, U.K., Aug. 2015. [Online]. Available:

# More detailed description or additional information  *Optional

Next, upload the YAML file to the bucket where your dataset is stored:

[username@es1 ~]$ aws --endpoint-url s3 cp --acl public-read my_dataset_info.yaml s3://example-dataset/my_dataset_info.yaml

Note that the file name of my_dataset_info.yaml is just an example. You can use an arbitrary name.

Finally, send an e-mail to, by using the following format. If you belong to multiple ABCI groups, please include the ABCI group that owns the bucket containing the dataset.

Subject: Dataset Registration Application (<YOUR DATASET NAME>)

Your name:
ABCI group:
Your e-mail address:
URL to the YAML:

Once the registration is completed, the dataset will be listed on