Skip to Main Content

Research Data Services @SDSU

Tools and services to help you manage your research data

Globus at SDSU

SDSU Information Technology provides Globus to the SDSU community.

You can use Globus to:

  • Transfer data: Use the Globus web interface to manage your file transfers with a few easy clicks.
  • Share data: Grant access to internal and external collaborators to folders and files.
  • Use Google Shared Drives: With the integration of Google Share Drives, users will be able to take advantage of cloud storage to send, store, and share research data.
  • Manage and transfer protected data: Globus has signed a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with SDSU. This means Globus can be part of the IT security solution for electronic personal health information. Please note that the software tools used are only one part of required compliance. For additional consultation or resources, contact the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) by submitting a request through the Campus Help Desk system in the Service Now portal.

Compliance With Funder Mandates

New NIH policy - As of January 25, 2023 you will need to have a data management and sharing plan for your grant. We are happy to help you prepare your plan.

Data sharing is often a condition of grants and must be included in your data management plan (DMP). There are many options for compliance with data sharing mandates. Putting your final data in an open access repository with a Creative Commons or Open Data Commons license might be an option if your data is not restricted in any way. But if you have security concerns, there are repositories that can work with you to anonymize or deidentify date and restrict access. If there are proprietary technology concerns, reasons for not sharing can be written into your DMP.  Please contact the RDS Librarian in your subject area for help.


Providing Public Access to Data

These are just some of the repositories that can be used to provide funder mandated Public Access to the digital data that supports your papers. Some reasons for using a public repository, including a citation advantage, are presented in this article. Please contact the Research Data Management Team if you would like help finding a repository.

Organizing your Data for Sharing

Even if you deposit your data, it is a good idea to keep your article pdf, doc*, and data together in a folder.

The Readme file should have all the background information about the data so anyone who looks at the data can figure out how you analyzed it to get your results (more in Organizing and Documenting Your Data). This is part of the Rigor and Reproducibility policy the NIH is promoting.

This is how your folder might look in your computer files:

Folder with accepted MS and a subfolder with related files and a README document


*Keep the final peer-reviewed manuscript in case you need to deposit it for public access, not all publishers remember to deposit articles, even if you have indicated you are grant funded.