One year into the new NSF ACCESS program, Globus and ACCESS continue to work together to simplify the data management experience in the nation’s premier open science computing environment.

ACCESS resource providers have enabled Globus data transfers to most computing, cloud, and storage resources in the ACCESS system, enabling transfers to and from campus and personal computers and from data-producing research instruments such as CryoEM microscopes, MRI and CT scanners, and gene sequencers.

  • By upgrading to the latest version of the Globus Connect Server software, resource providers have enabled data transfers, scheduled and recurring transfers, and web browser upload/download to their resources using ACCESS IDs. 
  • Globus premium features are enabled by institutional subscriptions and are available on all but four of the 15 ACCESS RP systems. These features include transferring data between personal endpoints, sharing data from personal endpoints, and the ability to create and use Globus Search indices to enable data discovery and Globus Flows for data automation.
  • Two ACCESS RPs (Purdue and SDSC) enable sharing for most/all research projects, and sharing can be made available on request at eleven RPs.
  • Two ACCESS RPs (SDSC and Texas A&M) can enable High Assurance security features for researchers working with protected data on request.

The Globus support team provides user support for researchers and administrators and works with campus research teams to enable Globus on campus resources.

  • The Globus support team answers questions and helps resolve technical issues for researchers using ACCESS resources and for ACCESS RP and campus system administrators.
  • Globus provides webinars for researchers and system administrators and ACCESS documentation and support articles about Globus.
  • Globus personnel work with campus research computing teams to enable Globus on campus resources, including both computing services and data-generating research core facilities.