User Guides

A collection of guides, policies, and relevant documentation


Quick Start Guide

Key features of the Research Workbench, including account creation, first-time login, data upload, running applications, and using analysis tools.

Workbench User Guide

Detailed information on DesignSafe's Research Workbench tools: Data Depot, Discovery Workspace, Developer's Portal, and Reconnaissance Portal.

Additional Guides

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

Globus Data Transfer Guide
Recommended method for bulk data transfer.

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

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.


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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.