About Databrary

Databrary is a restricted access data library that is specialized for storing, streaming, and sharing video and audio recordings collected as research data or documentation. Databrary supports sharing of many types of research data and documentation beyond video and audio. Based at New York University (NYU), Databrary's mission is to support data sharing among researchers in the behavioral, social, educational, developmental, neural, and computer sciences.

We invite you to learn more about Databrary. The Databrary Access Agreement provides the foundation for granting researchers authorized access to restricted use data. Related policies are described on separate pages. A selected bibliography of publications from our group is available, as is some information about our team.


Databrary is grateful to have received financial support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, The LEGO Foundation, New York University, and the Pennsylvania State University.

If you are interested in contributing to Databrary, email [email protected].

Code base

Databrary's code base is open source and is hosted on GitHub.

In addition to the Databrary library, we support Datavyu, a free, open source software tool for exploring, coding, and analyzing video data and other temporally dense data streams. The Databrary team supports the Play & Learning Across a Year (PLAY) research project.