What comes with a Faculty or Student Subscription?

This post provides a simple outline of the various platform subscription options for Dewey.

Everyone who signs up automatically creates a Starter account. The starter account is always free and includes:

  • Access to various free and sample datasets from multiple vendors or public sources
  • The ability to subscribe and pay for individual datasets from every vendor
  • Access to the community (this currently requires a separate login but will be fixed shortly)

The Starter account is a great way to browse the available data on the platform, use the free data products, and download samples to make sure the data is right for your needs before subscribing.

The Faculty and Student accounts are upgrades that unlock various datasets and features on the platform:

  • Unlimited historical access to datasets from certain datasets and vendors (below)
  • Automatic updates for datasets from these vendors
  • Discounts on a la carte purchases for data not available on this subscription
  • Subscribing Faculty can add discounted Student or research assistant accounts to their license

Additionally, we have a Group option which works for research labs, classrooms, or departments that would like access for multiple users. Users that are part of Group licenses are assigned to either a Faculty or Student account depending on their position. The Student account is also used for Research Assistants.

Which datasets are included with a subscription?

Current data providers included in the Faculty or Student Subscription:

  • SafeGraph
  • 7-Chord
  • Scope3 (coming soon)

Current data providers not included in the Faculty or Student Subscription:

  • Revelio Labs
  • Homebase (coming soon)
  • Kaiko (coming soon)

Once subscribed, your account will be updated so that the included datasets are available for free. You’ll still need to make orders to access the data you want, but the cost with be $0. Please only order and download the data you intend you use.

We’re quickly able to add new data vendors to our product, so please let us know if there are data vendors you’d like to have on the platform that you’ve struggled to access directly.

I have a question about the subscription and historical data. Can I access historical data under a subscription? If so, why did Dewey specify payment options for historical and subscription?

Hi @yangsong. To clarify, if you’re on a Faculty or Student account, you will not need to additionally pay for the datasets included in that plan. You’ll still need to make orders to access the data but your account will be updated to the cost being $0.

When purchasing access to specific datasets outside of the account plans, you’ll typically see two options for accessing the data, Historic and Subscriptions. For historic data you can purchase the complete history or pick the timeframe of interest. The Subscription option just gives you access to every new update of that data as long as you stay subscribed. So if you want the complete history and access to future updates, you’ll need to create two orders.

Thanks for your answer. I have another question. If I purchase the historic option which is $5000 for weekly patterns. I could use the data for my research all the time right? Even I don’t have an active subscription.

It depends on the data vendor but the License Term should be clearly marked on each product (example for SafeGraph Spend below). Generally, this license term is the amount of time you have to work with the data. However, as long as you’ve published or shared a working paper within the license term, you have the rights to keep a copy of that data as long as needed to continue with the publication process.

That’s the standard agreement for data vendors on Dewey. If a vendor has a unique set of licensing rules it will be clearly stated in the Data Partners section of the terms and conditions (section 3.4) Terms and Conditions | Dewey Data Inc.

Hope that clears things up.

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Thank you.

One more follow up: could you offer a little more color on “published or shared a working paper”? If I created a post on Dewey with the title of my incomplete (still working) paper, does that count?


The full paper should be posted (SSRN, personal website, etc.)

Hi, I accidentally ordered a student subscription twice - how do I reverse one of them?

No problem @mleong1. We’ll only process one order.