DesignSafe-CI Terms of Use

The DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure is hosted by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Your access to DesignSafe is subject to your agreement to the TACC Acceptable Use Policy as well as this DesignSafe Terms of Use.

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.

Acceptable Use

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.

Users agree to only use DesignSafe resources to perform research work consistent with the goals of the NHERI Program, and will not use DesignSafe resources for activities related to financial gain, any unlawful purpose, or in a way that makes the work of other users difficult. Non-compliance may result in the suspension or termination of a user’s account.

Citation

DesignSafe users agree to cite the appropriate NHERI Program awards as applicable in any research report, journal or publication that requires citation of any author's work. You must cite your use of any data having a DOI.

A DesignSafe paper that can be used as a reference is:

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.

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)
  • NSF – 1520817 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Cyberinfrastructure (University of Texas at Austin)
  • NSF – 1520765 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Large-Scale, Multi-directional, Hybrid Simulation Testing Capabilities (Lehigh University)
  • NSF – 1520808 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Large, Mobile Dynamic Shakers for Field Testing (University of Texas at Austin)
  • NSF – 1520581 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Geotechnical Centrifuges (University of California – Davis)
  • NSF – 1520843 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, Wind Load and Dynamic Flow Simulators, and Pressure Loading Actuators (University of Florida)
  • NSF – 1520853 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Twelve-Fan Wall of Wind (Florida International University)
  • NSF – 1520904 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Large, High Performance, Outdoor Shake Table (University of California – San Diego)
  • NSF – 1519679 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Experimental Facility with Large Wave Flume and Directional Wave Basin (Oregon State University)
  • NSF – 1611820 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility (University of Washington)
  • NSF – 1612843 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (University of California-Berkeley)
  • NSF – 1612144 Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Network Coordination Office (Purdue University)