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The DONA Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    We foster technologies that enable interoperability across information systems

Digital Object Interface Protocol v2.0

The DONA Foundation is pleased to announce the Release on November 12, 2018 of the Digital Object Interface Protocol Specification Version 2.0 (DOIP). The DOIP Specification is available here.


A software reference implementation and related tutorials will be made available shortly that will help in building DOIP services as defined in this specification.

What do we do?

Foster Digital Object Architecture standards

We foster Digital Object Architecture standards that enable interoperability between information systems, and make reference software implementations publicly available for further development and adoption.

Kindle and promote pilot Digital Object Architecture applications

We kickstart and engage in the application of the Digital Object Architecture across many countries, domains, and industries through pilot efforts that are in public interest.

Provide administration of the Global Handle Registry

We oversee the administration of the Global Handle Registry®. We also credential stakeholders from various countries as Multi-Primary Administrators, who can then use or enable others to use identifier and resolution services using the Handle System.