The Canada Research Data Centre Network, the Danish Data Archive, the DDI Alliance, GESIS-ZUMA, the National Opinion Research Center, the Open Data Foundation, and the United Kingdom Data Archive have agree to establish a joint program for the development of a foundation framework and a utility toolkit to support the implementation of DDI tools. The DDI Foundation Tools Program consists in a collection of coordinated projects whose products will be designed to inter-operate and implemented in accordance with standard guidelines and based on core components to be developed.
This memorandum of understanding has been established for an initial period of 2 years and is open to other organization interested in joining. The members are expected to participate in the global efforts through in cash or in kind contributions and technical support. The Open Data Foundation’s role will focus on the coordination of efforts and providing the ICT infrastructure to host the web site and the development projects.