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Rich data management and publishing on websites

Amit Chourasia
Presented at the Stanford Web Camp 2019 (Remote presentation), May 18, 2019

Data has been growing at a rapid pace for last few decades; much of it resides on file servers. However, there is a growing need to make some of this data available over the web that may be consumed via either a web browser or via API. I will discuss managing and publishing data as first class content on websites that goes beyond displaying data as a list of files and folders by incorporating annotation, discussion, visualization and more.
This session will incorporate demonstration of powerful toolset that enables data organization and sharing via web browser, API and command line interface. These tools are now available for Drupal 8 as a set of independent modules, they include

  • FolderShare - Provides a virtual file system for data management and file sharing.
  • Chart Suite - Enables automatic generation of visualization from tabular data stored in csv and json files.
  • Formatter Suite - Allows ability to format different data types and files.
  • CILogon Auth - Supports single sign on for Higher Education organization.
You are welcome to try (no sign up needed) and adopt these tools. Visit project website for details.

Presentation | 2016-05-17

Presented at the Best Practices in Data Infrastructure Workshop at the Pittsburg Supercomputer Center. Discuss the lessons learned and provide an overview of new and modular SeedMe platform under development. [Slides]

Presenter: Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

Release | 2015-12-15
SeedMe has been upgraded to version 1.3, with several new improvements.
  • Web services will support deletion of content, ownership transfer for collection and streamlined server response for query and messages.
  • Enhancements to existing features. Images now open in web browser instead of being downloaded
  • Several bug fixes.
  • Updated Python module and windows command line client to version 1.2.0. Download here.
  • Java client (To be released shortly)
Tutorial | 2015-11-15

Publish visualization results to from VisIt

To be presented at the the Effective HPC visualization and data analysis using VisIt tutorial at SC15. Austin, TX, Nov 15, 2015

Instructor: Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

TutorialWebinar | 2015-11-04

Research projects involving scientific computing are now increasingly collaborative and performed on high performance clusters. These clusters offer significant computing capacity and capability to carry out several computation and analysis in parallel or distributed manner. However, the tools and policies on clusters are single user centric and impose restrictions on how processed data and computed results can be accessed and shared with research team. Furthermore, the tools and policies vary on different clusters making the sharing process non-portable and laborious.

Webinar | 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-24

Slides and video recording for this webinar are now available at

Learn to easily share your research data/results via

Tutorial | 2015-08-13
Intro to SeedMe. Offered at SDSC Summer Institute, San Diego, CA, Aug 13, 2015 This tutorial was a part of the half day Scientific Visualization tutorial
Release | 2015-07-30 has reached a milestone with this release, to production status. [Image: Volume renderings of a Geodynamo.]
We'd to thank our early adopters who helped with testing and feature requests.

Poster | 2015-07-29

SeedMe: A Cyberinfrastructure for Sharing Results

Amit Chourasia, Mona Wong-Barnum, David R. Nadeau and Michael L. Norman

Presented at the XSEDE 2015 conference, St. Louis, MO, Jul 29, 2015

Tutorial | 2015-07-27

Sharing transient data and preliminary results from XSEDE resources via SeedMe platform

Presented at XSEDE 2015 conference, St. Louis, MO, Jul 26-28, 2015 

Instructor: Amit ChourasiaSan Diego Supercomputer CenterUC San Diego


Tutorial | 2015-07-27

Scientific Visualization: Concept, Execution and Ubiquitous Access

Presented at the XSEDE 2015 conference, St. Louis, MO, Jul 27, 2015

This Visualization tutorial at XSEDE 2015 conference will include a session on sharing visualizations results directly from VisIt software (version 2.9.x+) which ships with SeedMe integration. See an example recipe here.