Service profile

Globus is a data transfer service providing a fast, reliable, secure method of sending or retrieving large amounts of data over the web. Stanford Libraries maintains a dedicated Globus endpoint ("Stanford University Libraries Globus Endpoint") to support SDR users with certain activities, such as:

  • Sending large research datasets to SDR for deposit
  • Sharing large datasets in the SDR with Stanford researchers or the general public.

Data can be transferred between the Stanford Libraries’ endpoint and a personal computer or a Stanford system configured with a Globus endpoint, such as Sherlock or Oak, two services maintained by the Stanford Research Computing Center.

A system-level integration with Globus is on the SDR road map for future development.


  • Flexible data access controls: public, Stanford only, or individual users
  • Globus web interface for sending/retrieving the data
  • Transfers are encrypted for better security
  • Transfers can run "in the background" or be paused as needed, allowing for user convenience

Available to

Current Stanford faculty, staff, and students for deposit and for accessing restricted data. The general public can use Stanford Libraries’ Globus endpoint for accessing open data. 


Users must have a valid, active Globus account (sometimes referred to as Globus ID). Some SDR data available via Globus requires Stanford authentication.

Data security

Globus can be used for low risk and medium risk data as defined by the Information Security Office


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