DesignSafe is a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure that is part of the NSF-funded Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and provides cloud-based tools to manage, analyze, understand, and publish critical data for research to understand the impacts of natural hazards. The capabilities within the DesignSafe infrastructure are available at no-cost to all researchers working in natural hazards.
How do I start? If you're new to DesignSafe, start by creating an account and exploring the DesignSafe features listed above. Check out the DesignSafe User Guides to find detailed documentation. If you can’t find a feature that you need or have ideas to enhance, please submit a ticket at designsafe-ci.org/help.
DesignSafe is operated by a multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational team composed of natural hazards researchers, cyber infrastructure (CI) experts, and software developers. The management team consists of the PI and co-PIs, who represent the natural hazards research community, and staff from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), who represent the CI/software development team. The management team oversees the overall administration of the project, as well as Use Case Teams, Implementation, and Community Engagement. The full management structure is depicted below.