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NDRIO Provides Funding to WDS-ITO

NDRIO Provides Funding to WDS-ITO

The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) in Canada has announced the signing of a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC; WDS Regular Member)—the host of the WDS International Technology Office (WDS-ITO) at the University of Victoria.

The MoU will enhance the promotion of science for the public good, providing valuable open-source, research-driven data for Canadian and international researchers alike. In this regard, NDRIO is providing funding in the amount of 140,000 CAD to the WDS-ITO to support the execution of two key work packages:

  1. Harvestable metadata services; and
  2. Promoting and facilitating the implementation of Schema.org (adding schema.org markup to metadata).

'The funding will provide dedicated resources to develop collaborative partnerships among the ITO, its members, and international and Canadian interest groups to increase the availability and sharing of metadata globally,' says Dr Karen Payne, Associate Director of WDS-ITO.

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