iRODS 3.3.1 Released
As of February 24, 2014, iRODS 3.3.1 has been released. See the Release_Notes_3.3.1 for a description and the Downloads page to download. This is expected to be the final release of iRODS from the DICE group but is to be followed by the Consortium/RENCI/DICE version (iRODS 4.0) shortly, as described in the iRODS_and_E-iRODS_Merger_Plan.
The DICE group is working with the iRODS Consortium (http://irods-consortium.org) to provide long-term sustainability for the iRODS software. A joint announcement is available on the iRODS Consortium web page describing plans for future releases of the iRODS software (http://irods-consortium.org/announcement-of-new-partnership-between-the-irods-consortium-and-the-dice-group/).
Policy-based Data Management for managing community driven collection life cycles
The sixth annual User Group meeting for iRODS, the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, will be held at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 18-19, 2014. This is a joint meeting with the iRODS consortium (http://irods-consortium.org) for learning about current applications of iRODS and for planning future development activities. Presentations will be given on the integration of iRODS with Dataverse , iRODS release 4.0, new user interfaces, and the iRODS Consortium.
Please register for the iRODS User Group Meeting at iRODS User Group Registration . Under “Upcoming Events”, you should check the boxes for both events, just below that on the left, click on “Register” and register once for both days. NOTE: A registration fee of $70 to cover costs will be charged upon arrival at the meeting. Checks should be made payable to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The iRODS Consortium and the DICE Center are jointly coordinating the iRODS User Group meeting:
June 18-19, 2014
S010, Tsai Auditorium,
Institute for Quantitative Social Science,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Information about hotels in the area is available at
which has a tab labeled "Stay" and a listing with links to area hotels and inns.
The iRODS User Group Meeting provides an opportunity for the growing iRODS community to participate in sessions on applications of iRODS, technology development planning, and sustainability. Sessions at the meeting will be focused on helping users implement and extend the new paradigm of sustainable policy-based management, sharing, and preservation of today's diverse and rapidly growing digital data collections.
Papers are solicited on topics including:
- Implementation of data management applications using iRODS
- Development of new features for improving data management capabilities
- Site reports from existing iRODS users, including descriptions of the types of collections that are managed
- Policy sets for managing, administering, or verifying collection properties
If you would like to present a paper, please send e-mail to Reagan Moore, email@example.com.
Sessions will be held on:
- Planned feature development in iRODS
- New iDrop-web interface
- Status of the iRODS consortium
- iRODS version 4.0 (port to a pluggable architecture)
- Tutorial on installation of iRODS
The iRODS User Group Meetings are a good source of information and use cases on iRODS, see IRODS User Group Meetings for information from past meetings.
iRODS, the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, is a data grid software system developed by the Data Intensive Cyber Environments research group (developers of the SRB, the Storage Resource Broker), and collaborators. The iRODS system is based on expertise gained through a decade of applying the SRB technology in support of Data Grids, Digital Libraries, Persistent Archives, and Real-time Data Systems. iRODS management policies (sets of assertions these communities make about their digital collections) are characterized in iRODS Rules and state information. At the iRODS core, a Rule Engine interprets the Rules to decide how the system is to respond to various requests and conditions. iRODS is open source under a BSD license.
About DICE: The Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) research group leads core development of the open source iRODS Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System. With more than a decade of award-winning research in advanced technologies for managing, sharing, publishing, and preserving digital data, the group is based at the DICE Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Institute for Neural Computation at the University of California, San Diego. Development of the core iRODS data grid system is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Archives and Records Administration.