Reagan Moore, Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and Chief Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), gave a talk titled “Data Management: Concepts and Challenges” to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists, researchers, and librarians at the EPA Library in Research Triangle Park on May 5, 2015.
Moore described the capabilities of iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System), a highly configurable, open source data management software developed by the DICE Group and used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide. Moore explained how iRODS has been successfully utilized by several UNC-Chapel Hill organizations and initiatives, such as the UNC Institute for the Environment, ODUM Institute, Carolina Digital Repository, LifeTime Library, and the DataNet Federation Consortium.
Moore used the UNC projects to help illustrate ways in which the EPA could manage their scientific data collections to meet the needs of their researchers, librarians, and information technology professionals. After the talk, he took questions from the audience, including inquiries about access control, metadata management, and data processing.
Photo: Dr. Reagan Moore at the EPA-RTP Library on May 5.