Open Data Collaborations
Crisis Trends empowers journalists, researchers, school administrators, parents, and anyone interested in data to understand the crises their communities face so we can work together to prevent future crises.
Originally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Crisis Trends has the largest real-time crisis data corpus in the U.S. To date, we’ve exchanged more than 80 million text messages between people in crisis and volunteer Crisis Counselors.
Beyond Crisis Trends, we offer access to data through our Research Fellows program. For more details, see the Research Fellows Program Description.
To participate in the Research Fellows program, you must meet the following requirements:
Be affiliated with an academic or research institution. This includes completing 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.
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.
Spots are limited. We take 1-2 Fellows at a time, for 3-6 months at a time. Applicants are reviewed quarterly and accepted on a rolling basis.
If this fellowship sounds right for you, please apply here.
Don’t think our research fellowship is right for you? You might be interested in a keyword partnership.