Information for Collaborators (WebDAV)

This page is for people who have been invited to collaborate on a project hosted at the University's Research Data Storage Facility (RDSF) and who are not members of the University of Bristol.

 

For help with collaboration projects please email hpc-help@bristol.ac.uk or call 0117 394 1732 / 0117 394 0199.

Registering

You must register as a collaborator before you can access the Research Data Storage Facility.

Your University of Bristol project administrator will send you an email with a link to the collaborator sign-up page. This will have the relevant Project identifier entered into the form.

Once you have completed the sign-up process, the project administrator will be notified automatically that you are ready to be added as a collaborator to their project.

Connecting

How to connect depends on the operating system you are using. Below are guides for popular operating systems.

Windows 10

  • Open Windows Explorer by entering "Windows File Explorer" into the search box
  • Right-click "This PC", Add Network Location.
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  • Click 'Next' on the first screen
  • Select "Choose a custom network location" and click 'Next' win-webdav2
  • Under the "Internet or network address" input box, enter: https://webdav.acrc.bris.ac.uk/Project_name. (replace Project_name with your project name).
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  • You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the e-mail and password you used when registering as a collaborator.

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  • Enter a name for the Network Location, this can be anything, but we recommend it contains the Project Name.
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  • Click 'Finish'

This has now created a Network location that should persist between logins. You can find it under 'This PC' on the left hand side.
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When working with data from a collaboration project, it is strongly recommended you copy it locally first before working with it.

OS X

  • Open Finder by selecting it on the dock.
  • Select Go -> Connect to Server... from the menu (shortcut cmd+K).
  • Under Server Address enter the Path https://webdav.acrc.bris.ac.uk/Project_Code . Replace Project_Code with the relevant project identifier.
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  • You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the e-mail and password you used when registering as a collaborator.
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  • You should now be able to connect to your project collaboration space.

When working with data from a collaboration project, it is strongly recommended you copy it locally first before working with it.

Linux (Ubuntu)

  • Open Files by selecting it on the dock.
  • Modify the Location bar (shortcut ctrl+L).
  • Under the Location Bar enter davs://webdav.acrc.bris.ac.uk/Project_Code. Replace Project_Code with the relevant project identifier. 
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  • You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the e-mail and password you used when registering as a collaborator.
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  • You should now be able to connect to your project collaboration space.

When working with data from a collaboration project, it is strongly recommended you copy it locally first before working with it.

 

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