Globus is a research data management service developed by the University of Chicago, and used by thousands of researchers at institutions in the US and abroad. We are presenting a series of workshops, targeted at system administrators who have deployed (or are planning to deploy) Globus at their institution, developers building applications for research, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the de-facto service for research data management. These workshops are made possible by the various hosting institutions that generously provide meeting space and other financial support.
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Motivation: New high-speed networks make it possible, in principle, to transfer and share research data at tremendous speeds and scales–but have also proved challenging to use in practice. Two new technologies now allow us to translate this potential into reality: Science DMZ architectures provide frictionless end-to-end network paths; and Globus services provide investigators with powerful tools for managing data throughout the research lifecycle, while also enabling programmers to create science gateways and portals for data distribution, staging, and other useful purposes.
We will use real-world examples to show how these new technologies can be applied to realize immediately useful capabilities. Examples include the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Research Data Archive, which provides for high-speed delivery of research data to thousands of geoscientists; the Globus data portal, which provides for interactive data staging to/from experimental facilities and computing centres, and the publication of data generated at such facilities and centres; and the Advanced Photon Source data sharing system, used to distribute data from light source experiments.
Benefits: Those new to Globus will learn about features that support data management throughout the research lifecycle. System administrators will learn about advanced Globus endpoint configurations and have the opportunity to discuss their specific use cases with Globus staff. Developers will learn how the Globus APIs provide intuitive access to authentication, authorization, sharing, transfer, and synchronization capabilities. Companion iPython/Jupyter notebooks will provide application skeletons that you can adapt to realize your own research data portals, science gateways, and other web applications that support research data workflows.