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Connecting with a username/password


SPARC uses the Pennsieve platform to store data and metadata files as well as append additional metadata. All SPARC researchers must thus share their data on Pennsieve. When using SODA for the first time, you will have to connect your Pennsieve account with SODA to use Pennsieve related functionalities implemented in SODA.


You will need a Pennsieve account with access to the SPARC Consortium oganization before connecting your Pennsieve account with SODA. If you do not have a Pennsieve account and/or access to the SPARC Consortium organizaton, follow the instructions available here.

Connecting with an username/password

To connect your Pennsieve account using a username and password, follow these steps:

  1. Open SODA.
  2. If SODA is not connected to Pennsieve, you will be prompted to provide your Pennsieve Email Address and Password when the application opens. Enter your credentials and then click Connect to Pennsieve.

  • During subsequent uses, SODA will automatically connect to the Pennsieve account you were connected to the last time.
  • Neither the SODA Team nor anyone else besides you will have access to your Pennsieve account. The generated login information required for future sessions on your Pennsieve account will be stored locally on your computer only.

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