Large Data Transfers and Sharing
Globus is a reliable, high-performance file transfer platform allowing users to transfer large amounts of
data seamlessly between systems. It aims to make automatic transfers with built-in fault recovery.
Globus can be used for both file transfers between the Neuroscience Gateway and:
- An institution with Globus installed
- A personal computer (known as a personal endpoint)
Neuroscience Gateway users with input or output files exceeding 5GB can use Globus for file transfers. Globus
can also be used for sharing data with your collaborators by creating a group of existing Neuroscience users
who can access your data. Data can also be shared with external collaborators who are not NSG users.
Using Globus with NSG
To use Globus for file transfers or sharing, please send an email describing your data needs to email@example.com. Once approved, you will receive an email with a link to
your directories where you can transfer or retrieve your files.
A directory will be created for managing public datasets and will be made available when your job is running
The directory paths for your public datasets are:
If using MATLAB, EEGLAB, or FreeSurfer
Intended use of the created directory
- To make data available to other NSG users to read and process.
- Not recommended for writing output results from NSG jobs that are not sharable with others
Transferring Data from a personal computer
To use Globus to transfer from a personal computer, you will need to install the Globus Connect Personal
client on your computer following the steps outlined at Globus Connect Personal.
Once a personal endpoint is set up, you can transfer files from your personal computer to the directory that
was created for you by the NSG administrators.
Please note that following the protocol of science gateways NSG operates using a community user account and
technically it is possible for the community user account to access user's data with read/write permission.
Any questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org