iRODS User Group Meeting will Feature New Software Capabilities and Presentations from Global Users

May 18, 2015

The iRODS User Group Meeting 2015, scheduled for June 10-11 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, will include presentations highlighting new features available in the iRODS 4.1 release and ways in which the software has been utilized by partners throughout the U.S. and around the world.

For the first time, the iRODS Consortium will also provide an optional one-day training session on June 9 to enable users to become familiar with the newest version of iRODS. Students will complete the course with their own running deployment of iRODS, configured for real-world use, as well as the knowledge to build upon the installation.

The deadline to register for the meeting is May 31. For more information and to register, visit

iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) is a highly configurable, open source data management software used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide. iRODS is supported and maintained by the iRODS Consortium at RENCI, a research institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center, led by Dr. Reagan Moore, professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).

The iRODS User Group Meeting is an annual opportunity for iRODS users, consortium members, and staff to discuss iRODS-enabled applications and discoveries, technologies developed around iRODS, and future development and sustainability of iRODS and the iRODS Consortium. The 2015 meeting will feature over 20 presentations, including a review of iRODS’ new pluggable rule engine architecture, which allows users to dynamically add new technology to their systems. Presenters will be traveling from as far away as Brazil, Sweden, and Germany, and presentations will address a wide variety of topics, from secure cyberinfrastructure and regulatory compliance to genomic data management and hydrologic data sharing. For a full list of presentations, visit