DesignSafe provides several user support mechanisms including a ticket system, online documentation and videos, extended collaborative support services (ECSS), workshops and training webinars. Here we provide information on upcoming workshops and webinars, as well as access to archived training materials. We welcome and encourage your feedback or suggestions for new training by sending us a note to training@designsafe-ci.org

DesignSafe Tutorials

Webinar videos are available in the Training Archive.

Introduction to DesignSafe

A complete walkthrough of all the features of DesignSafe from creating an account, logging in, exploring public data, learning to launch applications, sharing data, and exploring Jupyter Notebooks.

DesignSafe: Jupyter, Python, and the Scientific Workflow

Using DesignSafe to build a Jupyter Notebook in Python, we explore existing notebooks, copy and load sample data, and learn various graphing techniques to explore the data using the Matplotlib module.

DesignSafe: Data Analysis and Plotting using Jupyter and R

An introduction to R and the Jupyter environment. Using R, we learn more about sample data through data analysis and simple queries. We then use different plotting techniques that R offers to visualize the data.

DesignSafe as a Tool: Integrating DesignSafe into your Research

An overview of DesignSafe's rich feature set and how those features can be integrated into your research workflow, including the Research Workbench, Data Depot, Projects (new!), and Jupyter Notebooks.

How to use the Facility Scheduling Dashboard

The NHERI NCO has rolled out a new system for scheduling research projects, and invites you to a training session on how to use it. Project Online will help reduce paperwork and give you the tools you need to plan your projects and keep them on track with less hassle! We will be covering the basics of the forms to fill out at the beginning of the project and how to update your project once it is underway.

Unleashing Python and Jupyter in DesignSafe

The basics of Numpy, using Pandas for building more flexible data structures, incorporating Matplotlib and animation plots into your notebooks, building interactive plots, and using the AgaveAPI to launch DesignSafe applications.

Experimental Facility Workshops

Each NHERI Experimental Facility hosts an annual workshop to provide prospective users with the knowledge of facility capabilities and discuss details toward developing research proposals.

For more information about each facility visit Experimental Facilities:


Upcoming Training

SIMCENTER WEBINAR | Exploring Wind Engineering
May 17, 2017

SIMCENTER WEBINAR | Uncertainty Analysis of Structural Seismic Response Parameters Using High-Throughput Computing
May 31, 2017

DESIGNSAFE TRAINING | Intro to Scientific Visualization Tools in DesignSafe
June 7, 2017

FACILITY WORKSHOP | Florida International University
June 15-16, 2017

SUMMER CAMP | University of Texas at Austin
June 26-29, 2017