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Dataset dashboard

Clicking on a dataset in the Datasets view takes you to its 'Dataset dashboard'.

This is where you manage your dataset. For example, you can upload new files, delete files you no longer need, view which projects and collaborators access this data etc. The dashboard is split into a 'Data' tab and 'Settings' tab

Data tab#

Use the data tab to upload more files and manage existing ones.

Upload files#

You can upload new files on the left of the screen

  • Click the upload rectangle or drag video files into it to add your video files.
  • Click on the Image upload button to launch the 'New image group' pop-up to do the same for image files.

Manage files#

You can manage files under the 'Dataset data' heading on the right of the screen

  • Click the pencil to edit the filename
  • Click the Cloud download button to download thr file to your local PC
  • Select an existing file to delete it
  • Select an existing file to re-encode it if it's a video file. Re-encoding ensures the framerate is constant (if the video has a non-constant framerate), which is crucial for accurate labeling

Settings tab#


The 'Team' pane shows a list of collaborators on the dataset.

Invite collaborators by clicking the + Invite collaborators button and adding their emails. New collaborators assume the 'Viewer' role by default. A 'Viewer' cannot make changes to the dataset, only an 'Admin' can. Collaborators can be upgraded to an 'Admin' using the 3 dots to the right of their name. Please note, once changed to an 'Admin', they cannot be reverted to a 'Viewer'. To do so you must delete and re-invite them. To delete a collaborator, use the bin icon.


The 'Projects' pane shows a list of projects using the dataset.

Click on View to navigate to that project.

Browser tests#

The 'Browser tests' pane shows a list of frame rate tests that have been carried out on the videos in the dataset.

These tests run some proprietary algorithms to check how consistent the frame rate is for the browser and operating system being used. A warning indicates some variability in the frame rate that may affect the accuracy of labeling.

API access#

The 'API access' pane shows a list of API keys that have been generated for that dataset.

API keys are required to access resources such as projects and datasets using the Encord SDK or Encord API and are tied to specific projects or datasets if required. You can generate multiple keys for each project or dataset.

To create an API key:

  1. Click on the + New API key button
  2. Select the relevant read/write permissions
  3. Click the Create button
  4. Your new API key will be displayed, along with the dataset ID. Make a copy of these as the API key will only be displayed once

Danger zone#

The 'Danger zone' pane is where you can permanently delete your dataset.

Please note, once a dataset is deleted it cannot be retrieved.