November 7, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

Today we released the redesigned web app in production at app.globus.org! This replaces the old web app, which now is deprecated and will be discontinued in April 2019. We are grateful for the many early users who tested and provided valuable feedback on the product - thank you!

The web app redesign had three major goals:

October 11, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

At GlobusWorld 2018, we announced ongoing work to redesign the Globus web app. We appreciate all the input we have received since then from users who tested the new web app. Today we released a beta version of the new Globus web app, and are looking for feedback from all our users - that means you! Try it now by going to app.globus.org or clicking on the new banner in the current web app.  We value your feedback as we prepare for the production release later this year.

July 16, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

Globus uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocol to secure network communications. In keeping with recommended security practices, Globus is deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 and requiring a minimum of TSL 1.2. This security upgrade will roll out across all Globus services and downloads during the week of August 27, 2018.

We expect this change to impact only a very small number of users. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact support@globus.org.

May 22, 2018 | Brigitte Raumann

As you may know, on May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose new obligations on organizations that control or process personally identifiable information about individuals in Europe.

In response to the GDPR, we have updated the Globus Privacy Notice, effective immediately. Our updated Notice increases the transparency of our privacy practices and clearly enumerates your rights as a Globus user.

May 19, 2011 | Brigitte Raumann

I think I can speak for most biologists when I say I never thought I would be worrying about file transfer.  Compute power, yes.  Storage space, maybe.  But file transfer?  Never. Unlike some other scientific disciplines, biology is not a traditionally ‘big data’ science.  Generally, biologists produce data on the scale suited to e-mail attachments.  However, seemingly overnight, biology has been propelled into the ranks of the big data sciences.  Now a biologist can easily find herself confronted with terabytes of data.  Why the change?  The answer lies in the recent quantum leaps in DNA sequencing technology.