Globus Community


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, enhances the nation’s security and advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.

Enabling diverse research ecosystems for the NSF and beyond:

A few examples:

  • IceCube, the world’s largest neutrino detector, uses Globus to archive the data for long term preservation.
  • Researchers transfer terabytes of data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Center (ADC) to their home institutions; the ADC uses Globus to transfer data between clusters and disaster recovery.
  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) recommends Globus for moving data in and out of their DesignSafe data depot.
  • The NCAR Research Data Archive uses Globus APIs to implement their data portal.
  • The National Solar Observatory uses Globus for authentication.
  • Harvard moves over 750TB a year with Globus, in projects ranging from species migration studies to image processing.
  • UPMC’s Research Informatics Office and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center - have adopted the federated identity, data movement, search and group management features of Globus to support the infrastructure for HuBMAP, including protected data sharing with investigators at multiple institutions.
  • DESC uses Globus in their portal that provides access to 5 TB of cosmology simulation data.

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Community of Communities

CoCo provides a listing of communities of Research Computing, Data, and Software Professionals. It is maintained by the Community of Communities Working Group that was formed as a result of the National Science Foundation's 2020 Cyberinfrastructure Workforce Workshop.