Managing Provenance in iRODS

  • Andrea Weise
  • Adil Hasan
  • Mark Hedges
  • Jens Jensen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5545)


Nowadays provenance is an important issue. Provenance data does not only give a history of events, it also provides enough information to allow the opportunity to verify the authenticity of the data, as well as, determine the quality of the data. The data grid management system, iRODS, comes with metadata which can be used as provenance data. Currently, iRODS’s metadata is not sufficient for tracking and reconstructing procedures applied to data. In this paper, we describe the provenance needs of iRODS and we survey briefly current provenance and provenance enabled workflow systems. We describe an architecture that can be used to manage provenance in iRODS (and other systems) in a fault-tolerant way.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Weise
    • 1
  • Adil Hasan
    • 2
  • Mark Hedges
    • 3
  • Jens Jensen
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies (ACET)University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.English DepartmentLiverpool UniversityUK
  3. 3.Centre for e-ResearchKing’s College LondonUK
  4. 4.Science and Technology Facilities Council,Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUK

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