Open Data Collaborations 

Crisis Text Line empowers journalists, researchers, school administrators, and anyone seeking to understand the crises in their community. We’ve collected one of the largest health data sets in the world and made it available to the public. See below to learn about our research fellowship.

The Research Fellows Program

To date, Crisis Text Line has supported more than 5 million conversations. We share data to support smarter research, policy, and community organizing. Research Fellows are granted access to a scrubbed and anonymized version of this dataset.

To be a Fellow, you must meet the following key requirements:

  • Be affiliated with an academic or research institution. This includes obtaining the approval of an IRB, having a Principal Investigator that’s a full-time employee of the institution, and the written approval of your institution’s Office of Research or equivalent office.
  • Work from our NYC offices. Currently, we cannot offer VPN access or share data. We provide our Fellows (one researcher per team) with stipends to cover room, board, and travel to NYC. (Note: We offer remote, VPN access on a case by case basis due to COVID-19)
  • Expect to spend 3-6 months working on their project. Expect to spend half or more of that time on-site in NYC. Time spent on-site does not need to be continuous, but it will be frequent!
  • Have the technical expertise to work with massive data sets. There will be a test 🙂
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen. We need this for background checks.

See the full list of requirements and apply here.

Published Research

Since 2013, 12 papers have been published based on our data, and another 6 are expected before the end of 2020. We’re proud to fuel this kind of learning! To get a sense of the range of projects possible, see a list of published papers from our research collaborations below.

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