Finding the full path to your Research Data Storage Service (RDSS) share

This page describes how to format your RDSS/FSMResfiles filepath when requesting access to Globus

To allow users to access RDSS via Globus, we first need to tell our data transfer node where to look for your files. To do this, we need the full path to your RDSS share.

Step 1: Identify your access zone

Your access zone was determined when the share was created. Two of these access zones are allowed to use Globus to transfer data to and from Quest. 

  • is for Feinberg School of Medicine users
  • is for other unaudited shares

If you're not sure which group you fall into, look at the address that you use to connect to your RDSS share

If you are not in one of these access zones, you will not be able to use Globus to transfer data. 

Step 2: Identify the full path to your share

The easiest way to find the path you want is to connect to your RDSS share, navigate to the folder that you want to access, and copy the path. For detailed instructions, see the sections below.

Mac instructions
Windows instructions

Multiple Shares

If you need access to multiple shares, repeat this process for each share. Provide paths for all shares when requesting access

Need Help?

For help finding the full path to your RDSS share, email

Also see our Research Data Management Guide for links to all of our help articles.

Research Data Management Support at Northwestern University

Research computing data services partners with the Office for Research, University Libraries and Galter Health Sciences Library to provide research data management support throughout the research process. Please see the Research Data Management and Sharing page for more information

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