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Using GHub

GHub provides functionality for computation, data access, and collaboration. We document some of its capabilities here to get you started.


  1. Your Dashboard
  2. Using collaborative features
  3. Running and developing tools
  4. Dataset access
  5. Getting help

Your Dashboard

The GHub dashboard provides easy entry to computational tools and environments, and documentation.

To use the dashboard, sign in to GHub and click Logged In, then click Dashboard in the pop-up menu, as shown in the screen shots below.

The Dashboard gives you easy access to your own tool sessions, submitted tickets, user profile, projects, documentation, and more.

Access your dashboard

1. Click "Logged In" in the upper right hand corner.

GHub main page

2. Click "Dashboard" in the pop-up menu that displays.

GHub menu

1. Your Dashboard displays.

GHub dashboard

Dashboard modules

Using dashboard modules, you can easily customize the display of useful items in your dashboard.

To personalize your dashboard: Access your Dashboard as described above, then click "Add Modules" to view available modules. Click a module, then click "Install Module", as shown in the screenshot below, to display it.

You can choose from modules that display your tool sessions, submitted tickets, user profile, projects, documentation, and others. To rearrange the modules on your dashboard, you can drag and drop them.

Adding dashboard modules


Using collaborative features

These HUBzero documentation links will get you up and running with GHub's collaborative features. Any registered user can contribute to the GHub calendar, start a Project, write on group blogs and wikis, and contribute items to the wish list.

Calendar Blog Forum
Projects Wish List Wiki



Running and developing tools

Tools are a prominent part of GHub. Examples and complete documentation on running and developing Jupyter Notebooks are presented in the Jupyter Examples tool, the first link and the best place to start. Please reference our collected documentation, with highlights linked below, for additional information.

Dataset access

GHub's collaborators at University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR) are excited to host the ISMIP6 data release. Data stored at CCR can now be accessed using Globus endpoints.

Comprehensive documentation about using Globus for GHub datasets can be found at Accessing Data. Please contact us to set up access.

Getting help

GHub is supported by HUBzero and by the Center for Computational Research at SUNY Buffalo. Questions? Submit a ticket on, or UB CCR. General inquiries may be made to Jeanette Sperhac, jsperhac-at-buffalo-dot-edu, or ghub.gateway-at-gmail.

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