What is the Research Data Collaboration Service?
RDCS helps University of Iowa (UI) researchers share data with internal and external collaborators. Globus is currently the platform UI uses for high-speed data transfer.
Who may use this service?
- Researchers who need to share large data sets
- Researchers and units supporting research data sharing and movement at UI
RDCS Service features:
- Globus is the most commonly-used tool for research data transfer among institutions.
- Seamless integration with Large Scale Storage (LSS).
- Principal Investigators can directly manage who has access to data.
- Outside collaborators register for a Globus account to access data (they do not need to apply for a HawkID).
- User interaction/interface is similar to cloud drives like OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. (i.e. easy to learn and familiar).
- Can transfer data to and from internal UI researchers, external collaborators, external HPC resources (XSEDE, TACC), internal UI storage services (LSS, HPC, and external storage services (Amazon S3, peer institution)).
- Can share data publicly.
- Basic use of the service is free.
What types of data are supported?
Please refer to the Data Classification Guide for more information.
- Public: data that is public or published with no restrictions. Examples include published "white pages" directory information, maps, academic course descriptions, and news releases.
- University-Internal: data that is non-public or internal data. Examples include official university records, financial reports, unofficial student records, and de-identified research data.
- Critical – Export-Controlled: U.S. defense-related data where disclosure to a foreign national must be prevented. Examples include military items, space-related technology, and technical defense data.
Past 90 Days
During the Globus maintenance window, the following will be impacted:
- All services in the Globus ecosystem that use Auth, including Flows, Search, and Timer, will be unavailable.
- Users will be unable to initiate new transfers. Transfers that are inflight when the downtime begins will resume at the last checkpoint when the services are restored.
- Users will not be able to log into applications that rely on Globus Auth, including Globus webapp and command line interface.
- Users will not be able to login to any third party applications or services that rely on Globus Auth.
- Users will be unable to initiate new flow runs and flow runs that attempt to start a new step will fail. Check the state of your flow runs after services have resumed.
This issue has been resolved.
Some users may be experiencing connection issues to LSS shared through the RDCS services (data.hpc.uiowa.edu). Research services is investigating this issue.