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Want to learn the basics about using CyVerse data?

For basic information and an overview of the different methods of downloading and uploading CyVerse data, see Manage Data on the CyVerse website.

CyVerse can help you with your data storage needs, whether structured or unstructured, small or large. Different interfaces are available, from web services to mountable file systems to high-speed command-line transfers.

In addition to managing your data as a CyVerse user within the Discovery Environment, you can use iCommands, Cyberduck, FUSE Mount, and iDrop Desktop. You can even download public data without a user account; see Downloading Data Files Without a User Account for more information.

There is no additional step required for simple hosting. When a CyVerse account is created, data is accessed via the Discovery Environment or iRODS web client. More steps are required if you want to use the command-line interface (required for very large datasets) or Atmosphere. If you have an older, existing account and discover that your iRODS data access has not yet been set up, contact CyVerse Support for assistance.

Data allocations

Users have an initial allocation of 100 GB. Additional allocation can be requested by submitting an allocation increase using this form. Please be aware that extremely large requests may need to go through an allocation committee process. For questions, please contact CyVerse Support.


Want to know about downloading data without an account?

See Downloading Data Files Without a User Account and Public Data Store on the Manage Data website page.

Want to find out how to access data in the Data Store and data connection settings?

See Manage Data on the CyVerse website.

Want to learn about data sharing?

For information on sharing data from the command line, see Sharing Data from the Command Line (iCommands).
For information on sharing data in the Discovery Environment, see Sharing Data Files and Folders.

Wondering how fast your connection is to the CyVerse Data Store?

Click here to check your upload and download speeds—very useful for troubleshooting data uploads and downloads.

Want to know about CyVerse Home, Community Contributed, and Curated Data collections?

The iRODS model is very similar to other file systems that contain files and directories. In iRODS terminology, a directory is called a collection. The CyVerse Data Store contains two collections: one for personal data (your home directory) and the other for community shared data.

  • Home (personal) directories: Home directories are available under /iplant/home/<iplant_username>, where <iplant_username> is your valid CyVerse user name. By default, only the named user has read and write access to files stored in his or her home directories. The current Discovery Environment release displays the user's home directory at the base level of the Data window.
  • Data Commons repositories: Community Contributed Data and CyVerse Curated Data:

Community Contributed Data: Contains data files and folders for use by CyVerse users within the Discovery Environment as part of a collective project, as well as for public, anonymous (no long required), or private use within the Data Commons repositories. These projects can include multi-PI NSF grants, model organism databases, and more. They are available in the DE Data window under /iplant/home/shared/<community_data_name>, where <community_name> is a simple name that uniquely identifies the community.

A community space can be configured to have multiple administrators and contributors. For example, the CyVerse Data Store houses all its public datasets and support files under /iplant/home/shared/iplantcollaborative, which is administered jointly by several senior personnel from the project. To learn more about sharing files and folders in the Community Data space, see Sharing Data with the Public in Community Contributed Data and CyVerse Curated Data.

CyVerse Curated Data: As with the Community Contributed site, CyVerse Curated Data allows anonymous and public users to download files or folders that have been shared by CyVerse users. For more information on sharing data with the community or general public, see Sharing Data with the Public in Community Contributed Data and CyVerse Curated Data. For information on accessing public files without an account, see Downloading Data Files Without a User Account.

Need help?

If you have problems or need assistance, see Getting Help.

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