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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


The DONA Foundation is pleased to announce the Version 3.0 of the DO-IRP Specification, which is now available for implementation.

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.