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Databrary is a web-based data library that empowers researchers to store, manage, preserve, and share research videos with other scientists. We provide tools that facilitate data management, encourage open sharing, foster reuse, and accelerate discovery.
Dear Colleagues:

This newsletter describes some of the exciting developments — new features, new datasets, and new faces — in Databrary since our last report. This issue has important information for users new to video data sharing and for veteran Databrary users.

Whatever your level of experience or knowledge about data sharing, we welcome your feedback about the newsletter and about how the Databrary and Datavyu tools can make it easy and convenient for you to share your work with the research community. Drop us a line or pull us aside at a workshop or conference and let us know what you think. How can we help you discover more, faster?

Very best wishes,
Karen Adolph, Director
Rick Gilmore, Associate Director

Databrary can enhance your teaching!

As you prepare for your developmental courses, consider using Databrary highlights to illustrate concepts and demonstrate procedures to your students.

Follow the steps below and click the images to explore these pages on the Databrary site.
1. Type a keyword in the search box and select the "Has highlights" and the "For presentation use" filters.
2. Browse volumes with highlights and preview them. For instance, you can use highlights from Judy DeLoache's study of scale errors or Mike Frank's highlights of children using a mental abacus (MA)
Click HERE to see all the highlights currently shared on Databrary.

Help us grow our collection of highlights

Contribute your video clips, photos, and displays for teaching

Sharing highlights on Databrary is a great way for you to get your work known more broadly. Remember, you get to decide whether you want your highlights shared publicly or only with other Authorized Databrary Researchers. Users are required to cite any videos or highlights they download from Databrary.

Contribute your highlights now so that your colleagues can use the clips for teaching their developmental courses this Fall!

News & Updates

Meet our new Managing Director, Ahmad Arshad

We welcome Ahmad Arshad to Databrary. He brings an extensive technological background and a Masters in Management and Systems, focusing on Strategy & Planning and Big Data. He also brings valuable experience and insight from working in various roles at NYU, including IT, the Division of Libraries, and the Interactive Telecommunications Program. He is particularly interested in using technology to solve complex challenges. 

Feel free to contact him at
Check out our new notifications feature! 

Databrary can help you juggle multiple research projects at once. Our notification feature keeps you on top of all activities involving your account and your data. Depending on your preferences, notifications will appear on the site under the new "bell" icon. You can also opt to be notified via email.

If you want to review or change your notification preferences, login and do so HERE.

Published articles
Databrary is actively involved in conversations about open data science through publications in the popular press and in scientific journals. Check out some recent publications:
Databrary advisory board updates
This past June marked the beginning of service for several new board members and the conclusion of service for others. We thank our board members for their service.

A warm welcome to our new board members: Mike Frank, Anne Warlaumont, Chen Yu, Russ Poldrack, Vasant Hanovar, Lisa Oakes, Sayeed Choudhury, Mercè Crosas, Leslie Greengard, Todd GureckisJim Rehg, and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda.
Our Databrary community is growing

We have 423 authorized users at 253 institutions in the US and abroad. Click on the map to see the full list of authorized institutions.

Databrary is on the road!

Databrary is hosting workshops around the country to inform researchers about video sharing and reuse. We hope to grow the community of researchers committed to using Databrary, thereby accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.

Click below to see the slides and accompanying videos from prior workshops:

April 15th, 2016Regional Workshop at University of Maryland, College Park

May 25th, 2016 XX International Congress on Infant Studies 2016 Preconference

We'll be hosting workshops at other universities and conferences this year, including AERA 2017 and SRCD 2017. To stay up to date on upcoming workshops, visit our news page. If you would like us to hold a workshop at your university, please contact

Volume Spotlight: XX ICIS 2016 New Orleans Invited Program 

The organizers of the XX International Congress on Infant Studies of 2016 in New Orleans collaborated with Databrary to record the entire invited program. Thanks to these efforts, talks from the invited program are available to the public.

You may stream or download these talks here:

Not authorized yet?

Getting authorized is the first step to accessing great resources on Databrary  

As an Authorized Databrary Researcher you can:
  • Browse and reuse shared datasets 
  • Use Databrary as a back-up server and video data manager
  • Access videos and images for teaching, learning, and research
  • Collaborate with colleagues easily and securely

Learn how to get authorized on Databrary!

Every school is different, and the authorization process may take some time. We're eager to work with you and your institution to make the process go as quickly as possible. With our support, 253 institutions have authorized researchers for Databrary. We're confident that we can provide the support you need to get authorized. 

If you have questions about how to get started or about the status of your authorization, contact us.

Need help? Have questions? Contact us

We are continually updating our User GuideCheck it out for more important information about using Databrary to store, manage, and share your data. 

Of course, we're happy to answer your questions about authorization, obtaining permission for data sharing, and using Databrary to manage and organize your data.  

e're eager to hear your comments and receive your feedback.

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