Data Upload

HDRF DTF data is stored on the MBNI cluster at the University of Michigan. Data can be uploaded through an SFTP client, such as Filezilla (Windows/macOS/Linux) or WinSCP (Windows only).

Account Information

You must have a account, along with a stored two-factor authentication token, to access the server. Please email for an account.

Connecting to the data center requires two-factor authentication. When you create your account, you will be provided a QR code with your two-factor authentication token. This token can be stored in most two-factor authentication apps, such as Authy, Duo Mobile, Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator.

HDRF DTF Data Center

Port: 22
Protocol: SFTP


Filezilla is an SFTP client available on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Select Logon Type: Interactive to receive the required two-factor authentication code prompt.

Enter your password for the first prompt – SSH server authentication, and your two-factor authentication code for the second prompt – One-time password (OATH) for ‘<username>’:.

Note: Using default settings, Filezilla will prompt for your password and two-factor token on every file transfer. You can change this behavior by going into a site’s Transfer Settings and checking the box for Limit number of simultaneous connections and setting the Maximum number of connections to one.


WinSCP is an SFTP client available only for Windows.

WinSCP defaults to attempting ‘keyboard-interactive’, so you do not need to change this setting.

Enter your two-factor authentication code for the prompt One-time password (OATH) for ‘<username>’:.