The iRODS Consortium

The iRODS Consortium brings together businesses, research organizations, universities, and government agencies to ensure the sustainability of iRODS by:

  • Guiding further development of the software;

  • Growing the user and developer communities; and

  • Facilitating iRODS support, education, and collaboration opportunities.

The Consortium maintains and supports a commercial-grade distribution of iRODS

The iRODS Consortium fields a team of software developers, application engineers, and support staff housed at RENCI at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year, the Consortium hosts the iRODS User Group Meeting, a symposium that draws 100+ participants to Chapel Hill to share iRODS technologies and case studies.

iRODS Support

The iRODS Consortium provides support through Consortium membership and on contract. Commercial support is available through the iRODS Partner Program. See the iRODS Support page for additional information.

iRODS Consortium Membership

iRODS Consortium members direct the technology and governance of iRODS through monthly Technology Working Group and Planning Committee meetings. In addition, Consortium members receive priority access to support, training, and consulting.

The iRODS Consortium can also assist commercial members in bringing iRODS-related products and services to market by:

  • Providing directed software development and support,

  • Including vendor equipment and software in the iRODS continuous integration and test environment, and

  • Co-marketing vendor technology that is "Powered by iRODS."

Additionally, Consortium staff are available to educate and co-present with member sales teams on iRODS and data management topics.

See the iRODS Consortium Benefits Table and contact us directly at for more information about Consortium membership.

Consortium Members


RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries and practical innovations. RENCI partners with researchers, policy makers, and technology leaders to engage and solve the challenging problems that affect North Carolina, our nation and the world. An institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI was launched in 2004 as a collaborative effort involving the UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University.

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

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Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the world's leading genome centres. Through its ability to conduct research at scale, it is able to engage in bold and long-term exploratory projects that are designed to influence and empower medical science globally. Institute research findings, generated through its own research programmes and through its leading role in international consortia, are being used to develop new diagnostics and treatments for human disease.

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Utrecht University

Utrecht University is an international research university and the alma mater of many leading academics and scientists. With almost 30,000 students, more than 6,000 staff, and a 2016 annual budget of €790 million, it is one of the largest and highest ranked European universities.

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University College London

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (UG) is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. The University is in the top 100 of several important ranking lists. It is very popular with its 30,000 students and staff (5,500 FTE) from home and abroad. They are challenged to excel, burgeoning talent is cultivated and the keyword is quality. The University is committed to actively cooperating with its partners in society, with a special focus on its research themes Healthy Ageing, Energy and Sustainable Society.

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The SURF cooperative serves as a joint platform where Dutch research universities, universities of applied sciences, university medical centers, research institutions and senior secondary vocational education institutions work together to develop ICT innovations. This collaboration extends to various levels: administrative, policy, and operational. The SURF cooperative consists of the cooperative office (SURF office) and three operating companies: SURFmarket, SURFnet and SURFsara.

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Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

The Texas Advanced Computing Center designs and deploys the world's most powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions to enable researchers to answer complex questions. Every day, researchers rely on our computing experts and resources to help them gain insights and make discoveries that change the world. TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high performance computing (HPC), visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting, and software. In addition, our skilled experts work with thousands of researchers on more than 3,000 projects each year.

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Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) is rooted in the southern Netherlands city of Maastricht and is anchored in the Eu(region). UM is the most international university in the Netherlands. With 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

DataHub provides data management services for (non-)clinical studies in both the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+. Their role is that of a data broker who enables the reuse of data by researchers in the university, the hospital and beyond.

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KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe's most innovative university (Reuters) and ranks 48th in the world (Times Higher Education). Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and international orientation. Our scientists conduct basic and applied research in a comprehensive range of disciplines. University Hospitals Leuven, our network of research hospitals, provides high-quality healthcare and develops new therapeutic and diagnostic insights with an emphasis on translational research. The university welcomes more than 50,000 students from over 140 countries. The KU Leuven Doctoral Schools train approximately 4,500 PhD students.

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CUBI at Berlin Institute of Health

The Core Unit Bioinformatics (CUBI) at Berlin Institute of Health provides bioinformatics and data analysis expertise for translational research at Berlin Institute of Health. CUBI uses iRODS in its F.A.I.R. data management system SODAR (System for Omics Data Access and Retrieval).

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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) brings together three institutions whose purpose is to bring knowledge and culture to the entire province of Québec. The National Library collects, processes and preserves all materials published in Québec and ensures that as many people as possible can access the heritage collections it has acquired. The National Archives house public and private archives and provide access to them online and through 10 archives centres located throughout Québec. They also provide a framework to help public organizations manage their materials. The Grande Bibliothèque is a cultural meeting place in the heart of the city that provides free access to the largest collection of French books and materials in America. Québec's public library also has a wide variety of digital resources.

BAnQ plays an active role in promoting Québec culture online.

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CINES (National Computing Center for Higher Education) is a French public institution, located in Montpellier (south of France) and supervised by the French ministry for Higher Education and Research.

CINES offers remarkable services to the scientific community through two national strategic missions:
  • High performance computing
  • Long term digital preservation
  • National hosting computer platforms

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Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute at the University of Minnesota is a nexus for leading edge research and public-private collaborations.

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Omnibond is a software technology company, experienced in merging synergies from the research and open source communities. Currently, Omnibond focuses on software development, integration, and support for:
  • Cloud HPC and data analytics with CloudyCluster, a self-service turn-key HPC platform
  • Research Data solutions with OrangeFS, an open-source scale-out file system, and iRODS for cross-system data management with our partner the iRODS Consortium
  • Identity and Access Management solutions with Omnibond developed NetIQ products
  • Computer Vision and AI solutions for the transportation industry with TrafficVision

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation which undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans.

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University of Arizona

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IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center

IT4Innovations is the leading research, development, and innovation center active in the fields of High-Performance Computing (HPC), Data Analysis (HPDA), Quantum Computing (QC), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their application to other scientific fields, industry, and society. Since 2013, IT4Innovations has been operating the most powerful supercomputing systems in the Czech Republic, which are provided to Czech and foreign research teams from academia and industry.

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