Beginning January 2021 all 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 tutorial for a step-by-step 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 5 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.
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.
CAUTION: Do NOT rename or move the UWBC-dropbox folder. This will break the connection to UWBC.
WEB PORTAL (Deprecated)
This method will be going away in summer 2022.
The web portal is a simple download tool for using HTTPS to download your data to a local computer. Given the size of modern data sets. It is more efficient and reliable to use Globus.