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.
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Services scheduled for maintenance over the next 7 days. Please refer to the calendar view of alerts for a complete schedule.
There is currently no planned maintenance.