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Serving Research Data Externally

You can use a static website to serve data publicly to collaborators or services that need to see the data via http. A common example of this is hosting tracks for the UCSC Genome Browser.

To set one up, first get an account on ITS's Spinup service. After that, follow their instructions on creating a static website, giving it an appropriate website name. Then use an S3 transfer tool like AWS CLI, CrossFTP, or Cyberduck to transfer your files.


There will be a cost for storing the data (a few cents per GiB per month), which you can use Yale charging instructions to pay for.

Last update: July 9, 2020