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 document program for more information about Consortium membership, or contact us at

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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Whether you need to accelerate data-intensive applications and workflows or scale in performance and capacity, DataDirect Networks (DDN) can help you unlock the value of your data. Proven at scale in the largest and most demanding environments, DDN resolves high performance storage challenges through block, file, and object storage technology integrated with seamless data management. As a close development partner on iRODS, we can help you architect a solution that offers lowest total cost of ownership through easy, seamless scalability; optimized storage utilization; and reduced latency, management complexity, power consumption and datacenter footprint.

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Western Digital

Western Digital delivers innovative, high-quality storage solutions that store, manage and protect the world's data. Our unmatched science and unique technology vision can help you harness the power of bioinformatics data.

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Intel® Software sits at the intersection of hardware, interoperability and amazing customer experiences. We partner with the global technology ecosystem to make development easy, open and scalable, so developers can do what they do best; deliver groundbreaking applications and end-to-end solution on Intel technologies the fast, massively scalable storage needed to accelerate performance, even on complex workloads.

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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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MSC is a leading provider of both scientific information technology (IT) solutions and biomedical research services to the Federal health and life sciences community, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). MSC is integrated into some of the largest biomedical and clinical research and big data management initiatives across the Federal Government. We provide highly-specialized support to mission-critical programs that leverage cutting-edge technologies with applications to accelerate scientific discovery.

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OCF specialises in supporting the significant big data challenges of private and public UK organisations. Our in-house team and extensive partner network can design, integrate, manage or host the high performance compute, storage hardware and analytics software necessary for customers to extract value from their data. With a 15-year heritage in HPC, managing big data challenges, OCF now works with over 20 per cent of the UK's Universities, Higher Education Institutes and Research Councils, as well as commercial clients from the automotive, aerospace, financial, manufacturing, media, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and utilities industries.

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University College London

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The Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) provides balanced and cost-effective resources and user support for large-scale computation and data storage to researchers in all scientific disciplines nationwide. The resources are made available through open application procedures such that the best Swedish research is supported.

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Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry's most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

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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Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. Quantum's end-to-end, tiered storage foundation enables customers to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity.

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NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations. #DataDriven

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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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Cloudian turns information into insight with an infinitely scalable platform that consolidates, manages, and protects enterprise data. Cloudian Enterprise Object Storage brings cloud technology and economics to the data center with uncompromising data durability, intuitive management tools, and the industry's most compatible S3 API. Cloudian and its ecosystem partners help Global 1000 customers simplify unstructured data management today, while preparing for the data demands of AI and machine learning tomorrow.

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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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