- Can I change my username?
- How do I delete my account?
- What file types can I upload?
- How much will data.world cost me?
- What are the size limits for data.world?
- Can I update a file in my dataset?
- What's the difference between Open and Private?
- Why can't I upload or download data?
We don't currently offer the ability to change your username within data.world, however, there are a couple of workarounds:
create a new account using a different email address. If you'd like the initial account removed once you've created your new account, just submit a request for us to do so. Once removed, you could then go into your account settings to update your email if desired.
submit a request for us to delete your account which will free up your email address so you'll be able to create a new account with the preferred username.
Note that both of these options will remove all content and social activity (likes, follows, etc.) associated with the account being deleted. Please be sure to back up your work and be ready to recreate it under the new account.
To remove or cancel a data.world account, you'll currently need to submit a request for data.world to manually remove it.
We hope to allow members to manage this in the future, but until then are happy to help with your direct request and also appreciate any final feedback you might share with us as part of it.
Note that upon deletion, all content stored under your account will be removed and your username will be back up for grabs by new members.
There is no restriction on file types that can be uploaded or downloaded on data.world, and a dataset can consist of any combination of files added to it. There are some size limitations, and files are handled differently based on the extension. See our article on how data.world handles file types for more information.
data.world is free for individuals and small teams to discover and use open data, as well as create and collaborate on their own Datasets and Data Projects up to a specific size and number.
In line with data.world's mission to build the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world, there is no limit to the number of public Datasets or Projects created and we encourage all of our members to help in this mission by adding open datasets they're building or working with!
For members and teams who need additional limits and features beyond what our free tier provides, please see our pricing page for details on the available options.
The data.world team is hard at work in extending the boundaries of the platform. Depending on your account plan (free or paid). A list of of what we currently support can be found in the article Data size limits.
Yes! To update a file on data.world simply upload the updated version with the same name and we will overwrite the existing one with the new version.
Note that we also store previous versions of you files so you can always revert to them if you need to.
When creating a dataset or Data Project, you're given the option between open and private. Open datasets and projects will be visible, in their entirety, to anyone signed into data.world. They could be returned in search results, will be visible under your profile and will be available for querying and downloads. No other members will be able to change the dataset or project without explicit permission from you by adding them as a contributor with edit rights. If you are in an organization you have additional options for determining who can access and use your data. For more information see the article Setting the permissions on your data.
If you can neither upload nor download data from data.world you might be behind a firewall that's blocking your access. If you think that might be the problem, try performing the same tasks on a different network, such as your home internet connection. You can find more information about troubleshooting blocking from firewalls in Configuring access through a firewall.