An open and collaborative research culture has always been central to research at Microsoft – as a researcher, it’s part of your job description to exchange ideas and share work among researchers, product engineers and developers at Microsoft, as well as the broader academic community.
Microsoft researchers and their collaborators have published tens of thousands of peer-reviewed papers since Microsoft Research’s founding in 1991. In the course of that research, they have created a wealth of tools and datasets that have been shared with the world to help advance the state of the art across all disciplines. They are available to be used by researchers and practitioners alike – not only in computer science and software development, but also in research across a wide variety of fields.
Below is a selection of those tools and datasets; visit our researcher tools page to see hundreds more, including code and data that can be used to reproduce the results of research papers.