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Special Database Catalog

NIST develops and provides as free downloads, or sells, Special Databases and Special Software. These databases contain digital data objects such as images, software, and videos. Some of these databases will be designated as SRD Databases.

Number

Title

Price

Special Database 2

NIST Structured Forms Reference Set of Binary Images (SFRS)

This database contains 5,590 pages of binary, black-and-white images of synthesized documents such as tax forms. Read More

Free download

Special Database 4

NIST 8-Bit Gray Scale Images of Fingerprint Image Groups

Discontinued

Special Database 6

NIST Structured Forms Reference Set of Binary Images II

(SFRS2)This second database of structured forms has 5,595 pages of binary, black-and-white images of synthesized documents containing hand-print. Read More

Free download

Special Database 8

NIST Machine-Print Database of Gray Scale and Binary Images (MPDB)

Discontinued

Special Database 9

NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs (Volumes 1-10)

Discontinued

Special Database 10

NIST Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) for NIST Special Database 9

Discontinued

Special Database 14

NIST Mated Fingerprint Card Pairs 2 (MFCP2)

Discontinued

Special Database 18

NIST Mugshot Identification Database (MID)

This mugshot database contains 3248 images of variable size and is used for developing and testing automated mugshot identification systems. Read More

Free download

Special Database 19

NIST Handprinted Forms and Characters

Handprinted Sample Forms from 3600 writers, including digits and upper and lower case letters, are provided in this database. Read More

Free download

Special Database 20

NIST Scientific and Technical Document Database

Discontinued

Special Database 25

NIST Federal Register Document Image Database, Volume 1

Discontinued

Special Database 26

NIST Digital Video 1

NIST Digital Video 1 is a public-domain collection of digital video created to support the scientific comparison of solutions of digital video search, retrieval, and display. Read More

$50

Special Database 28

NIST National Software Reference Library (NSRL)

The National Software Reference Library encompasses a repository of all types of software and is used to assist in fighting crime involving computers. Read More

Download

Special Database 29

NIST Plain and Rolled Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

Discontinued

Special Database 30

NIST Dual Resolution Images from Paired Fingerprint Cards

Discontinued

Special Database 32 NIST  Multiple Encounter Dataset (MEDS)

This multiple encounter dataset contains submissions of deceased persons and is used by the FBI and partner organizations in refining tools, techniques, and procedures for face recognition. Read More
Free Download
Special Database 33 NIST Test Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards 

A set of NIST Test Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Cards contains sixteen smart cards that are loaded with PIV Card Applications including test data and keys similar to what might appear on actual PIV Cards. Read More
$800
Special Database 300

Uncompressed Plain and Rolled Images from Fingerprint Cards

NIST working with the FBI, has digitized 888 inked fingerprint arrest cards that were in various physical conditions, from pristine to badly damaged and faded, and were collected during law enforcement professional’s duties. This database contains images of the rolled fingerprint impressions, the two slap impressions, and segmented impressions.  Read More

 
Special Database 301 Nail to Nail (N2N) Fingerprint Challenge Dry Run

In April 2017, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) held a dry run for the data collection portion of its Nail to Nail (N2N) Fingerprint Challenge. This data collection event was designed to ensure that the real data collection event held in September 2017 would be successful. To this end, biometric data from unhabituated individuals needed to be collected. That data is now released by NIST as Special Database 301.
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Created May 24, 2016, Updated February 25, 2020