DesignSafe is a comprehensive cloud-based natural hazards research environment for experimental, theoretical, and computational engineering and science, providing a place to steward data from its creation through publication and archive, and also the workspace in which to understand, analyze, collaborate and publish that data.
The TACC Acceptable Use Policy defines the rules for user accounts and passwords, and the roles and responsibilities of both the user and TACC/UT-Austin.
We reserve the right to suspend user’s access to the DDR should we receive complaints or note violations of the following Community Norms.
Users agree to use the DDR to publish only open access data, which they must document in a manner that does not hinder the ability of other users to reuse or reproduce it.
Users publishing human subjects data should specifically abide by our Protected Data Policies and Best Practices. Publications that do not abide by these policies may be removed.
Using the DDR to publish data is entirely voluntary. None of these terms supersede any prior contractual obligations to confidentiality or proprietary information the user may have with third parties; thus, the user is entirely responsible for what they upload or share with the DDR.
Users agree to access and reuse open access data in the DDR in ways that respect the established licenses and intellectual property rights as established in the Data Usage Agreement.
In accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles, users must properly cite the datasets published in the DDR using proper data citations provided in the landing pages of published datasets.
We also support citation best practices for reused data and works within a publication. When users reuse data and works from other sources to develop their data publication, they should include citations to these other data/works in the Related Works and Referenced Data fields available in our interactive curation interface.
Users agree to cite the appropriate NHERI Program awards as applicable in the datasets landing page using Award Name and Number fields as well as in any research report, journal or publication that requires funding acknowledgment.
Suggested citation language for NHERI Program awards:
The authors acknowledge the NSF NHERI awardee(s) that have contributed to the research results reported within this paper (select from the following)
If you wish to acknowledge DesignSafe, the following paper can be used as a reference:
Rathje, E., Dawson, C. Padgett, J.E., Pinelli, J.-P., Stanzione, D., Adair, A., Arduino, P., Brandenberg, S.J., Cockerill, T., Dey, C., Esteva, M., Haan, Jr., F.L., Hanlon, M., Kareem, A., Lowes, L., Mock, S., and Mosqueda, G. 2017. “DesignSafe: A New Cyberinfrastructure for Natural Hazards Engineering,” ASCE Natural Hazards Review, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000246.
If you wish to terminate your account you may notify your request to: email@example.com