IMPORTANT: Deliverable data will be deleted from our systems 60 days after it is made available to download.
UWBC provides multiple options to download deliverable data.
- Please use a WIRED connection to transfer large amounts of data.
- Make sure you have enough hard drive (or ResearchDrive) space to hold the data.
Globus is the preferred method for transferring data. View our Globus tutorial for a step-by-step written or video guide to transfer your data. Find more information on how Globus is different than our standard download here.
Click here to find & manage your Globus Identities.
- Globus has undergone a risk assessment by the Office of Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance and is included on The Office of Compliance Approved Tools for Exchanging and Storing PHI. In order to maintain IRB and HIPAA compliance, sequencing data is the only form of PHI that UWBC should possess. Please remove all other forms of PHI prior to uploading data to UWBC.
- Secure access and management of data at UW-Madison is subject to the Cybersecurity Risk Management Policy UW-503. As stated in policy UW-503, it is the responsibility of the faculty and staff to understand the security risk associated with their data projects. Proper classification of data and consequently proper use of storage tools for their research work, teaching/learning and administration is the responsibility of the researcher/faculty/staff.
UW-Madison PIs can sign up for ResearchDrive, a highly reliable storage system that provides 25 TB of free storage. We can deliver your data to ResearchDrive/RestrictedDrive storage, making it unnecessary for you to download it from our servers. If a PI has BOTH ResearchDrive and RestrictedDrive we will deliver to the “regular” ResearchDrive unless otherwise requested. You can also use ResearchDrive to share data with your collaborators. The DOIT researchdrive has instructions for connecting to researchdrive from you computer.
Support for setting up ResearchDrive and connecting it to UWBC is provided by DoIT. Please direct any support questions to them.
Once you have signed up DoIT will provision the storage and we will begin delivering data to your UWBC-dropbox folder. Data is delivered every night. If your data set is very large you may find that it’s delivered in stages over several days. After delivery we will check the integrity of the file transfer and then move the data on the UWBC storage to a SYNCED_* folder so that we won’t attempt to sync data again. We do this so that you can freely move the data to other storage or re-name files as you see fit.
CAUTION: Do NOT rename or move the UWBC-dropbox folder. This will break the connection to UWBC.