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Download KF data to local machine

Faq

Does it cost money to download Kids First Data?

No, it does not cost users any money to download Kids First data from the portal or from Cavatica. Download costs are covered by the DRC. However, KF asks that you do not download your dataset more than twice to keep KF's egress costs manageable.

There are two ways to download Kids First (KF) data onto your local machine

Method 1: Data Download via Kids First Portal

The Kids First Portal method can be used to download files one at a time.

Pros: Requires no command line use

Cons: Slow and tedious when large number of files are required

Method 2: Data Download via Cavatica

The Cavatica method can be used to download multiple files at once. It involves three steps:

Step 1: Download a list of links from Cavatica

Step 2: Use command line to download files

Step 3: Clean up file names

Pros: Quick way to download large number of files

Cons: Requires very basic command line use


Last update: October 10, 2020