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Data Sharing Service: Notice of Discontinuance

After a one-year trial, the Blue Waters Pilot Data Sharing Service (DSS) has been discontinued as of January 8, 2016. The experiences from the service are being evaluated to understanding the potential for similar services in the future. For partners who participated in the pilot project and are currently sharing data, the catalogue listing of your shared data are no longer visible on the portal. The data still resides on the system in its current locations and is accessible via Globus Online sharing.

Data sharing for Blue Waters partners

Blue Waters partners are still able to share data using Globus Online from their projects share directory /projects/sciteam/<PROJECTID>/share. Data can be shared with anyone, both Blue Waters partners and external collaborators as long as the collaborator can obtain a Globus ID.

To set up a shared endpoint create a "share" in your project directory and navigate there using the Globus Online app then click on the "share" button:

navigate to folder to be shared and click on "share" botton in top row

this will show up a new dialog where you can name your endpoint

create and name you endpoint

finally you can share your endpoint with your collaborators

invite your collaborators using their globus ID email address

You can use any email address to invite them. Using a GlobusID email may be best though since they are available to anyone and mantained by Globus itself. Your collaborators can then go to Globus' web transfer client and use it to transfer files. To transfer files to their own laptop or a machine not in the Globus network, please use Globus Connect Personal and set up an endpoint on your laptop as explained on the Globus page which also contains download instructions.

For more information on using Globus Online sharing please see the Globus Online Data Sharing page.

Contact for any concerns or questions.