Sensitive Data with Globus

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  1. This service is for sensitive data only. Be advised that you should not move sensitive data off of this system, unless it is to another service or machine that has been approved for hosting the same types of sensitive data.
  2. It is your responsibility, not ARC’s, to be aware of and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and universities policies (e.g., ITAR, EAR, HIPAA) as part of any research activity that may raise compliance issues under those laws. For assistance with export controlled research, contact the U-M Export Control Officer at For assistance with HIPAA-related computational research, contact the ARC liaison to the Medical School at
  3. Please review on a regular basis the export settings for sensitive data volumes.
  4. Please review on a regular basis any shares (Guest Collections) you may have made to ensure those collaborators should still have access.


Users are responsible for security and compliance related to sensitive code and/or data. Security and compliance are shared responsibilities. If you process or store sensitive university data, software, or libraries on your storage volume, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to any relevant legal, regulatory or contractual requirements.

Globus Connect Personal

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Globus Connect Personal allows you to transfer files to and from personal desktop and laptop computers. Globus online allows for simple installation for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

If you have a need to share data from your desktop or laptop with research collaborators add “University of Michigan” as your Globus Plus Sponsor in your Globus Account Settings.

Please be sure you have your set as your contact email address in your profile. Note this is not required for normal Collections/Endpoints provided by ARC-TS.

  1. Click on username menu top right
  2. Choose Globus Plus
  3. Choose get Globus Plus or if already a Plus member with another institution choose add another provider
  4. Find and click radio box for “University of Michigan” in the list. Advanced research computing will be notified of your request after clicking Continue

Once your request is approved, Globus Plus will allow you to create shared links to your own Globus Connect Personal client.  These are also known as guest collections. Be advised, if you allow write access your local hard drive can be inadvertently filled.

If you intend to handle protected sensitive data please be sure read that section at the bottom if this document.   You also need to have your personal endpoint our UMich HA (High Availability Sensitive Data) Subscription.  At installation time choose the HA option and once endpoint is configured email us at and include:

  1. Ask for your Personal endpoint be part of UMich HA subscription
  2. Provide Display Name and UUID of your endpoint

About Globus

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The standard features of Globus include:

  • Transfers faster than SCP/SFTP (usually by a factor of two)
  • Automatic restarts or continuation when transfers are disrupted
  • Background transfers so users need not remain logged in to a system
  • Transfers of large files between your laptop/desktop and servers via Global Connect Personal

U-M’s Globus Provider status adds the following features:

  • Sharing of server directories/folders with non-U-M collaborators who are also Globus users (for transfer/copy purposes, not shared use of server)
  • Sharing of directories/folders from laptops/desktops via Globus Connect Personal clients and a Globus Plus account upgrade.

For more information, visit the Globus website.

ARC-TS Collections and Endpoints

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ARCTS Collections and Endpoints 

ARC-TS Service Globus Name
Great Lakes cluster umich#greatlakes
LightHouse cluster  umich#lighthouse
Armis2 Cluster  umich#armis
Sensitive Data Turbo Volumes Sensitive Turbo Collection
Non-Sensitive Data Turbo Volumes  Non-Sensitive Turbo Collection
Non-Sensitive Data Locker Volumes  umich#flux
Data Den umich#flux
MBox  UMich Box Collection

Search for the collections when you wish to transfer files amoung endpoints, including your own Personal Connect Endpoint.  You can bookmark these for latter reuse without having to search.

ARC-TS has made MBox available via Globus as a means to help enable migration of data held in Box to other UM resources as Box support is being discontinued.