The CUSP Research computing Facility has been developed to be a shared resource for NYC researchers, agencies, and citizens interested in using data in a secure environment for urban research and policy.
The CUSP Data Hub is still in beta. We welcome your feedback as to how we can make it more valuable to users.
What does the Data Facility do?
Provides secure access to documented datasets and code
The CUSP Data Facility provides access to over 870 datasets from many sources, including over 70 NYC agencies, that are documented in a user-friendly fashion. It is easy to discover both datasets and and related code in our Catalog.
Provides workspaces for analysis
The CUSP Data Facility provides a research workspace with a suite of familiar analysis tools and computing power so that you can instantly begin exploring urban data without the need for installing software and packages. We currently provide instances and modules of Jupyter and R, as well as Matlab, STATA, HUE, and database tools.
Sometimes it takes a team. The Data Facility offers shared, remotely-accessible workspaces that allow you to collaborate with fellow researchers, whether they're down the hall, up the street, or across the country.
When it's time to share your work, the Data Facility provides a number of options. Push your code to our GIT repo or Github, export your data in common formats, and even reingest your derived data into the Data Facility to be used in future research. Only aggregated and disclosure reviewed derived data can be published, of course.
We currently provide access to CUSP researchers and students, NYU collaborators, and colleagues at NYC government agencies. If you're looking to partner with us, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your data needs.
How to get an account
- Please fill out this Access Request form.
- Access Request form
- We will review your information and send you a response within 1 business day. Please use the email address associated with your organization so we can verify your information.
VISION & APPROACH
The effective use of data has become essential for city management and policy development, for citizen engagement, and for academic research. Our vision is to reduce the multiple technical, legal, bureaucratic, capacity, and cost barriers to access, while safeguarding privacy and confidentiality, so that the full benefits of data use can be realized.
Our approach was developed with feedback from our collaborators and user communities in academia, private sector, and city government. We welcome feedback on our approach as we strive to develop high-value and scientifically grounded services and resources.