Bio-IT World 2024

April 15 – 17, 2024 (All Day)

Globus will be exhibiting as well as presenting in a number of sessions at this year’s Bio-IT World conference. Stop by the Globus booth or attend a session and hear how Globus can help modernize your research IT.

Visit the Globus Booth #408

  • Engage with the Globus team and hear how Globus supports management of PHI/HIPAA-regulated data and other protected data, including PII and CUI data
  • Learn about automating instrument data handling with Globus Flows
  • Hear about the Globus platform and the Globus search service, which provides fine-grained access control over metadata and other data
  • Learn how you can set up and automate scheduled and recurring transfers in the Globus web app
  • Speak to our experts about your data management requirements, or schedule a free consultation

Join a Globus Session

Symposium: FAIR Data

Title: FAIR and Compliant: A Blueprint for Collaboration on Protected Data
Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 2024, 1:20-1:40 p.m.
Speaker: Rachana Ananthakrishnan

The explosion of the amount of data coming off instruments, new research data sharing policy requirements for publication of scientific data, and the availability of a wide diversity of storage systems contribute to the increased demands on system administrators in research computing. Globus ( is a comprehensive platform for research IT which includes data description and discovery, protected data management, and automation. The platform balances findability and privacy, and improves the users’ experience through service offerings which abstract away system complexities and reduce the obstacles in data management, while enabling access to remote computing.

Symposium: Automation, Digital lab, and Robotics

Title: Enabling Self-Driving Labs for Autonomous Discovery
Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 2024, 9:10-9:40 a.m.
Speaker: Brigitte E. Raumann

Digital labs leveraging ML and AI algorithms will become commonplace in the future. Labs of the future will need to automate data management tasks such as data movement and sharing, to access diverse compute resources, and to fluidly cross authorization boundaries. Using AI-directed control of self-driving laboratories as an example, we will highlight how Globus can accelerate your move to modernize your infrastructure by enabling efficient and extensible automated task orchestration.

Workshop W8: Automating Instrument Data

Title: Modern Infrastructure for Instrument-Driven Discovery
Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 2024, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Vas Vasiliadis

Instruments including cryo-EM systems, light sheet microscopes, gene sequencers, and X-ray beam lines play a critical role in biomedical research, where discovery is driven by analysis of increasingly large datasets. Managing the data generated by these instruments is complicated and time-consuming, presenting challenges for both the facilities who operate the instruments and the researchers who use them. Instrument facilities want data off their machines as quickly as possible, and require management tools that can scale to many users with very large datasets; they also need automation capabilities to offload routine data management tasks, saving time and money. And researchers just want their data as quickly as possible, so they can get to the job of analyzing the data, sharing it with collaborators, and publishing it to communities and data repositories. The common need is end-to-end solutions that streamline data management throughout the research data lifecycle. In this workshop, we will demonstrate a fast and reliable way to address these challenges via Globus.

Track 2: Data Management

Title: Target to Lead: A Platform for Early Discovery Data Management
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 10:25 - 10:55 a.m.
Speaker: Rachana Ananthakrishnan

A growing number of computationally intensive research activities require commensurate large-scale data management. In particular, high resolution imaging instruments such as cryogenic electron microscopes require automation of data flows to increase throughput and researcher productivity, as well as to ensure the instrument remains highly utilized. Globus was initially established as cyberinfrastructure for managed file transfer and secure data sharing. We have grown Globus into a comprehensive platform for research data management that includes services for data description and discovery, protected data management, and automation. The Globus platform-as-a-service is increasingly used to easily build and execute automated data flows in this context. We will describe how the platform facilitates end-to-end automation of complex research flows, and will present scenarios from research universities and national facilities that illustrate implementation of common use cases.

Track 5: Cloud Computing

Title: Scalable Federated Computing; Public Cloud Optional
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
Speaker: Vas Vasiliadis

Life sciences research environments are rapidly evolving to incorporate increasingly diverse resources. Using multiple compute and storage environments efficiently requires researchers to invest valuable time becoming familiar with their unique access methods, and integrating them into research pipelines. We will present a platform that unifies access to compute and storage resources, both cloud-hosted and on premises, and demonstrate how a familiar interface provides users with a superior user experience which allows users to focus on their research rather than on technology management. We will describe and demonstrate how a novel implementation of functions-as-a-service enables even those with only rudimentary programming knowledge to easily compute at any scale, from a laptop to a supercomputer.