Integrated Robust Assured Data Services (IRADS) is a program of The University of Oklahoma, developed as a top-tier provider of data for government operations and commerce growth. Specifically, IRADS exploits university-only high capacity networking and adds 24/7 monitoring and "industrial-strength" data throughput reliability. IRADS also serves as a focal point to provide advocacy on behalf of all commerce interests for policy and processes to assure a robust, reliable supply of government data. Consequently, IRADS fills a unique role as a buffer between government supply and industry demand for data. The university uniquely grows information-based commerce via IRADS by developing and aggregating valued data sources and hosting application servers by connecting government and industry clients to research and intellectual property needed for next-generation products and services.
IRADS was formerly called "Integrated Radar Data Services" (IRaDS). The name change reflects a growth beyond radar data to support data needs for all forms of information-based activity where the university may have an appropriate role to assist commerce growth using unique networking and aggregation capabilities. IRADS is now part of Information Technology at The University of Oklahoma and operates in the shared interest of enterprise members. IRADS promotes commerce growth by providing unique services to government and industry.