DOWNLOAD SFTP SOFTWARE: Download and install the necessary SFTP software for transferring your files to one of the SFTP servers, if you are planning to use an SFTP server. For more information, refer to the FAQ page. If you are not planning to use the SFTP servers to submit your data, disregard step 6.
TEST CONNECTIVITY: Test to make sure that you can connect to the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server. For more information about connectivity issues, refer to the FAQ.
POPULATE: Populate the templates or XML instances with manufacturer data for aggregate, and/or death and injury submissions. For field reports, make sure that the file names meet the filenaming requirements for field reports. For more information, refer to Field Report Submissions page.
SUBMIT: Once you have determined that you can connect to the SFTP server, and you have populated your templates or XML instances, you are ready to submit your manufacturer data to NHTSA/ODI.