SESYNC provides a large, shared file store to host data for all projects.
Project participants have access to the research data directory for their
project from our compute servers, a web portal, a desktop application for
syncing, and SSH. The directory name will be based off your project’s short-title.
In the examples below, we use the short title
cooltrees for a hypothetical
project about urban green spaces.
For large uploads (i.e. more than 10GB), please use a SFTP client for faster and secure data transfer. See our Quick Start guide on Bulk Uploads and Downloads by SFTP for recommendations and useage details.
For postdocs and staff at SESYNC, additional options are in our internal Wiki.
Any research data directory you have permission to access is available at the
/nfs/cooltrees-data. Please note, these directories won’t
appear within the
/nfs directory unless you recently navigated there (i.e.
/nfs/cooltrees-data will work even when
ls /nfs does not show the directory). The path is the same on all our
Linux systems, including virtual machines and the RStudio Server.
Virtual machines you access through https://desktop.sesync.org are pre-configured with
a mapped network drive pointing to your research data directory. Mapping creates a drive letter linked to
\\storage.research.sesync.org\cooltrees-data. To re-create the map (e.g. to change the drive letter), click the file explorer icon in the task bar (folder icon). Then right-click “This PC” & choose “map network drive”. In the “folder”
For computers not on SESYNC’s internal network, use a sync client to keep a local folder up to date with your research data directory.
All research data directories are accessible from your web browser—via a portal that provides upload, download, sharing, and other common file operations.