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Data download

The raw imaging data for all studies published in the Image Data Resource (IDR) is available for download using the FTP protocol.


General instructions

The raw data of all studies published in IDR can be downloaded using using anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP). We recommend using the FileZilla client.

You can download both whole studies as well as parts/single images.

The ftp host is available using the following details:

  • host: ftp.ebi.ac.uk

Desktop client step-by-step

Download and install the FileZilla client.

Start the FileZilla application. In the “Host” dialog (top-left corner) paste ftp.ebi.ac.uk/pub/databases/IDR/ and click the Quickconnect button.

Click OK in the next window.

FileZilla Warning dialog

The left-hand pane is showing your local machine folders. Select the folder into which you want to download the data.

FileZilla Desktop

In the right-hand pane, browse the IDR studies to be downloaded. Check the sizes of the folders using the README files. Click onto a folder and expand it. Right-click on the desired folder or file and click Download in the context menu.

FileZilla Desktop


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