23 January 2023

Scheduled downtime: Globus login with NCAR RDA identity unavailable January 24

NCAR RDA users will not be able to log into Globus with their NCAR RDA identity credentials starting at 10 AM MST Tuesday January 24. This downtime is expected to last several hours as we work to upgrade our existing Globus Alternate Identity service to an OpenID Connect (OIDC) server running in Globus Connect Server version 5. During the downtime, users will still be able to request and access Globus shares from NCAR RDA endpoints, but will not be able to log into Globus with NCAR RDA identity credentials. We will send out another announcement once the service is restored. Thanks for your patience during this maintenance outage.

19 January 2023

New RDA website launching next Tuesday, Jan 24

The NCAR Research Data Archive is launching a new, redesigned website next Tuesday, Jan 24 that will provide a more modern, simplified, and improved user experience.  The new site is more accessible and mobile-friendly, thus users will be able to browse and use most features of the site from a mobile phone or tablet.  All of our data access, download, search, and discoverability features will remain as they are on the current website.  We invite you to explore the new site once it has launched, and send your feedback and/or questions via email to rdahelp@ucar.edu or through the RDA Support Portal.

New RDA homepage

Redesigned RDA dataset page

Data search and discovery user interface