News / 02 April 2014

iRODS User Group Meeting 2014 Agenda

Final Agenda_iRODS User Group Meeting_2014

**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 ( 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, Harvard University, 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.

A registration fee of \$70 will be charged at the meeting to cover costs.

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,

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.

Bonnie Hurst