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Registering to use DETERlab

Who can start a DETER project or request a user account?

Researchers, educators, developers, and operators from government, industry, and academia anywhere in the world can start a DETERlab project to perform experimental cyber security research. DETERlab also serves as a center for interchange and collaboration among security researchers, and as a tool to teaching classes in security. For more information on using DETER for education, please refer to the DETER Teacher's Guide.

DETER accounts are grouped by projects, so the project head must first request registration of a project. If you are a student (graduate or undergraduate), your adviser or instructor should register a class project that you can join.

Requesting a Project

  • You will be asked a number of questions about your project and how you intend to use DETER. Please be as detailed as possible, especially with respect to any possible risks from your experiment. If you are not clear enough or if there are concerns about security issues in a project that will use live malware, a DETER staff member will contact you to discuss and clarify the issues.
  • There may be multiple people (for example, graduate students) working on the same project, but the project leader is responsible for ensuring that the project adheres to the application statements.

Upon submission, your application will be approved by the DETER executive committee; this generally takes a few days. They may contact you and ask for clarification. You will receive an email notification upon approval. If you are curious about the progress on your application, you can Contact Us.

Click here: to request a new project on DETERlab!

Getting a User Account

If you submitted a project request that has been approved, you have also created a user account for yourself on DETERlab. If you wish to join an existing project, you can simply use the Apply for Project Membership form. Your project leader will be informed via email of your join request and will have to log in to approve your account.

Getting Help

If you run into trouble, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist.