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Importing data and tools into the Research Environment

For data security reasons, you cannot simply copy files into the RE. If you want to work with your own tools and data within the RE, there are a few ways to do this:

  • copy/ paste
  • Airlock
  • containers

copy/ paste

You can copy short snippets into the RE.

We recommend using the mouse to right-click and paste, rather than keyboard shortcuts.


The Airlock is our method of importing and exporting data to/from the RE, requiring approval from our Airlock committee. Read our documentation on using Airlock for how to do this.


Singularity is installed on the HPC, allowing you to work with containers. Read our documentation on using containers for more help with this.

Last update: November 27, 2023