User Guides

A collection of guides, policies, and relevant documentation


Quick Start Guide

Key DesignSafe features including:

  • Account creation/first-time login
  • Data upload
  • Running apps & analysis tools


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Additional Guides

Data Curation & Publication User Guide
Guides for Experimental, Simulation, Hybrid Simulation, & Other.

Data Transfer Guide
Multiple methods for transferring files to the Data Depot.

Globus Data Transfer Guide
Recommended method for bulk data transfer.

Data Management Plan Guidance (download)
For researchers submitting proposals to the NSF ENH program using the NHERI Experimental Facilities.

API Developer's Guide (PDF)
Accessing DesignSafe via the Application Programmer Interface.


Data Publication Guidelines
Extensive guidance and best practices for publishing data.

HPC & Storage Allocations
For users needing greater access to HPC resources or larger storage. Learn how to request your own HPC or storage allocation.

Cybersecurity Plan
DesignSafe policies for Cybersecurity.