General Information

Transferring Large Datasets

We encourage users to bring a portable hard drive with them to take their data home. Otherwise, the CLS uses Globus to transfer large data sets to users. To access the data, you will need to create an account with, and then share that account name with the beamline scientist. Then we can upload the data and change the permissions of the data folder so that you can access it through your account.
We highly recommend installing the Globus Connect Personal program,
This will allow you to download many files at once, rather than one file at a time.


Publishing Data 

  • All publications which include data collected at CLS must include this standard standard CLS funding statement.
  • Beamline staff who assist in an experiment should be acknowledged in some way in any publication. For routine assistance, staff can be mentioned in the acknowledgements section. Routine examples are, setting up the beamline, training users in the data collection, and initial guidance on the data analysis. Or running one mail-in proposal for a user group. We expect staff memebers to be included as co-authors for non-routine assistance. Examples include working up, analysing and interpreting your data beyond an the typical introductory demonstration when users visit the beamline. Designing or helping to implement a special setup or sample environment that is specific to a user group. Running multiple mail-in proposals for a user group.
  • We encourage users to cite the most current paper describing the Brockhouse sector beamlines in the experimental section: A.F.G. Leontowich et al., J. Synchrotron Rad. 28 (2021) 961-969.
  • Users are strongly encouraged to enter all publications (peer reviewed papers, theses, etc) in the CLS publication database.