Getting
Started

 

Quick Start Video Guide

Register to create a new account

1.

To register for a new user account, click on the Register button located at the top right corner of the site. If you already have an account with TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center), simply log in with that account.

2.

This will direct you to the registration page where you are asked to fill in all the required account information. After the information has been entered, please click the Register Account button.

3.

Momentarily, you will receive an email with an Activation link to confirm your account. Following the activation link will activate your account and log you into the site.

 


Login

1.

To login in to your DesignSafe Account, click the Login button on the top right corner of the site.

2.

This will take you to the Login page. Click on the TACC logo, or the Log in using your TACC Account to log in to DesignSafe.

3.

After logging in, you will be directed to your Account Dashboard. To return to the DesignSafe main page, click on the logo at the top left corner of the site. Or use the navigation bar to go directly to a specific area of the site.

 


Data Depot Features

1.

Navigate to the Research Workbench and then to the Data Depot. You are now in your My Data directory.

2.

Hover over the directory names (e.g. My Data or Published) for a brief description of the directory.

 


Uploading a Dataset

1.

To upload a dataset to your DesignSafe account, navigate to the Research Workbench and then to the Data Depot.

2.

You are now in your My Data directory.

3.

Click the blue Add button above My Data and select File Upload.

4.

Click Choose Files to browse your computer and select your data files or you may “drag and drop” files from your computer.

5.

When you are ready, click Begin upload.

6.

A notification will pop in to the lower left of your screen when your upload is complete

 


Using the Discovery Workspace

1.

DesignSafe-CI offers a variety of applications for your research. To use or launch an application in DesignSafe, navigate to the Discovery Workspace under Research Workbench.

2.

At the top of the Discovery Workspace, you will see a list of available applications.

3.

By clicking on an application, a form will appear on the screen asking you to provide the required information to run the app, inputs, outputs, job details, etc.

4.

Many of these fields can be selected by dragging and dropping files or directories from the Data Depot Browser located to the left of the form.

5.

After the form has been completed, click the Run button at the bottom of the form.

6.

When you job is submitted, you’ll see an affirmation at the top of the form.

7.

The job status can be monitored on the pull out menu to the right of the form.