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
Access to datasets submitted by other researchers
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
Small research teams can add discounted Faculty, Student or Research Assistant accounts to a single license
Additionally, we have a large group option which works for research labs, classrooms, or departments that would like access for multiple users.
Which datasets are included with a subscription?
Current data providers included in the Faculty or Student Subscription:
Scope3 (coming soon)
Similarweb (coming soon)
Current data providers not included in the Faculty or Student Subscription:
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.
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.
Hello! I’m a researcher at a non-profit organization, but am not affiliated with a university. Would this be an issue if I was interested in getting access to some of the datasets that are only available through subscription?
Hello @css_researcher, thanks for writing in. Yes, unfortunately our only permitted use case with the data is for university-affiliated research. If you’d like a warm introduction into any of these data providers, feel free to reach out to me (evan [at] deweydata.io). In some cases, we can delivery you the data via Dewey if we get explicit permission from the vendor.