Relevant news, field-based opportunities, and user-guided discussions aimed at bringing the natural hazards engineering community together.



A comprehensive cloud-based research environment for experimental, theoretical, and computational engineering and science.



Shared-use sites including Experimental Facilities, the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center, and the Network Coordination Office.


Training resources, site support, outreach, and student engagement opportunities to enhance research and better utilize DesignSafe's toolbox.

Featured News

NHERI-REU Application Deadline Feb 15

REU Facility Opportunities

posted 12-16-16
The NHERI-REU program is now accepting applications. Apply online by Feb 15. Faculty, please share with your high-achieving students.

News & Features

Archive of news and highlights including research discoveries, program announcements, and upcoming meetings.

Virtual Communities of Practice

Forums for sharing information within specified communities.

Web Conferencing Service

DesignSafe provides Web Conferencing Services to facilitate your natural hazards engineering collaborations.

Service Notices

DesignSafe Status: Data Depot File Access Unavailable 24Jan2017
01-24-2016 10:00AM to 2:00PM CST
Data Depot file access will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. 

Data Depot

Full lifecycle data curation - discover, publish, share, upload/download.

Discovery Workspace

Cloud-based tools for data analysis, computational simulation, and visualization to support research.

User Support

DesignSafe technical staff collaborating with your research team as needed, including ECSS.

Developer's Portal

Build your own tools and embed DesignSafe capabilities into your applications via our API.

Reconnaissance Integration Portal

Access reconnaissance data collected within a geospatial framework.

Getting Started

Quick Start Guide, Workbench User Guide, and Help links to support site visitors and users.

The NHERI Facilities include shared-use Experimental Facilities, the Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and the Network Coordination Office (NCO).  The NHERI Experimental Facilities are shared-use experimental laboratories for research in natural hazards engineering. The RAPID Experimental Facility provides resources for post-disaster, rapid-response research to gather perishable data immediately following a natural hazard. The SimCenter develops new community-prioritized computational modeling and simulation software with new capabilities for earthquake, wind, and multi-hazard engineering.The NCO serves as the NHERI-wide program coordinator.



Experimental Facilities

Explore the shared-used experimental facilities available for natural hazards engineering research.


Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter)

Community-driven, open source computational & simulation tools.

Network Coordination Office (NCO)

Coordination of NHERI-wide activities and awardees.

Training & Events

REU Program Informational Webinar
01-24-2017 | An open opportunity to learn more about the program and how to apply.

DesignSafe as a Tool: Integrating DesignSafe into your Research
01-25-2017 | Integrating DesignSafe's rich feature set into your research workflow.

Training Resources

Self-paced online training, workshops, and webinars.

Student Engagement

Opportunities for students to learn about and participate in natural hazards engineering research.



An expanding collection of the most frequently asked questions.


Research Experience for Undergraduates

10-week program focused on multi-hazard engineering, cyber infrastructure, and data management.