The Globus platform enables developers to provide robust file transfer, sharing, search, and automation capabilities within their own research data applications and services, while leveraging advanced identity management, single sign-on, and authorization capabilities.
Your data portal, science gateway, data commons, or other web application now has access to all of the powerful capabilities provided by the Globus service. The platform exposes the same APIs we use for our own web application that serves the data management needs of over 170,000 researchers around the world.
Many applications routinely need to perform "mundane" tasks such as moving and sharing data in the course of running an advanced analysis or some other specific work. As a developer, you need not waste precious resources building the mundane—but necessary—functions. By outsourcing these aspects to Globus you can focus all your efforts on core application logic.
Why Use the Globus Platform?
Provide scalable, secure solutions to your research community:
Reduce the time you and your fellow developers spend building and maintaining research data solutions:
The Globus platform is built on widely adopted industry standards such as OAuth and OpenID Connect for authentication/authorization, and uses trusted protocols such as GridFTP and HTTPS.
Get Platform Savvy
Attend one of our many tutorials and workshops for hands-on experience with the Globus platform; and a unique opportunity to engage with the Globus product team. Register for one of our GlobusWorld Tour stops or visit with us at a conference or other venue.