Accessing experimental data

Experimental data are synchronized to MAX IV offline storage systems where they are stored for the retention period of 6 months and available to users.

External access to MAX IV experimental data is available via the following methods:

  • Globus connect: collection name=“MAX IV Laboratory” or legacy name=“maxiv#dts”
  • SFTP: Connect to  (two factor authentication needed)
  • File system access at LUNARC – Lund University computing center, as /projects/maxiv


More detailed documentation for using Globus and SFTP are available at BioMAX. The information is applicable to all beamlines and users.


Shell access

Login to some of the data processing resources at MAX IV is possible while the proposal is active. Please see the documentation for connecting to MAX IV using VPN.


MAX IV is continuously extending its storage capacity and scientific data retention period. The DataStaMP web provide more information about such ongoing activities.



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