Skip to main content


The new RDA web platform is still being rolled out. Existing RDA members PLEASE REACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT using this link: Please report bugs, broken links and provide your feedback using the UserSnap tool on the bottom right corner of each page. Stay updated about the web site milestones at

The Role of Middleware in Data and Metadata Management: National and Institutional Approaches Involving iRODS and Alternatives

  • Creator
  • #133964

    James Wilson

    Collaborative session notes:…

    Introduction to RDARI (5 mins)

    What is middleware in the context of research data management? (5 mins)

    Ingrid Barcena Roig (KU Leuven), “ManGO: the KU Leuven active research data management platform based in iRODS” (10 mins)

    Maithili Kalamkar-Stam (SURF), “Data middleware based on iRODS technology at SURF”  (10 mins)

    Michele Carpene (Cineca), “The EUDAT Collaboartive Data Infrastructure – status report”(10 mins)

    Structured discussion session (45 mins)

    Wrap up (5 mins)

    Additional links to informative material

    Group page:  

    iRODS website

    SURF national data management middleware provision

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    FAIR Data Maturity Model WG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    The Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions Interest Group (RDARI) is primarily concerned with technical architectures for managing research data within universities and other multi-disciplinary research institutions. It provides insight into the approaches being taken to the development and operation of such architectures and their success or otherwise in enabling good practice.

    Group chair serving as contact person
    James Wilson

    Meeting objectives

    Understand and explore the potential of middleware for helping research institutions manage data and metadata
    Learn from case studies where iRODS and other middleware technologies are already being deployed
    Exchange knowledge and ideas in a structured discussion session

    Privacy Policy

Log in to reply.