Storage Options and Data Management Best Practices 201: Data Management and Administration


Workshop attendees will:

  • Become familiar with current best practices for storing and managing digital data, particularly with regards to resiliency and longevity.
  • Learn various options available to migrate data between IU research computing storage systems and cloud providers with whom IU has usage agreements (Google Drive / Microsoft OneDrive).
  • Become familiar with basic concepts in data security and access control, such as the use of permissions or access control lists (ACLs).
  • Be able to select between permissions and ACLs based on the needs of a particular project or use case.


  • Attendees will need an account on one of IU's research supercomputers (Big Red 200 or Quartz). Attendees can sign up for more than one, if eligible. Create Additional Accounts website:
  • Accounts for Slate and the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) are also recommended, as those services will also be covered in this workshop.
  • Familiarity with the eligibility requirements for IU supercomputing accounts as well as for the SDA.  For more information on eligibility, see the following IU KB article:
  • If you believe you are eligible for an account and the option to open an account is not available to you, contact

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  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Establishing data lifecycle policies
  • Managing access: sharing data, securing data, preventing orphaned data
  • Integrating cloud storage
  • Automating transfers with Globus
  • ACTIVITY – Globus timers as part of an automated transfer workflow
  • Wrapping up, Q&A

The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (SC4ES) aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Research Technologies can take you to the next level of computing.

Supercomputing for Everyone Series workshops and seminars are led by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.