At the close of 2021, the IOP applied for the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative: the Data Portability and Services Incubator (DAPSI). Phase 1 of the research component of the proposed work kicked off in April. The primary purpose of the Phase 1 research was to work toward developing metadata standards and tooling to help makers gain more control over their projects’ data by enabling portability between platforms. This will aid in the further development of portability tools to transform data hosted on specific platforms into the OKH data standard and frame investigation of the possible use of decentralised data-storage for project data.
During the next phase of the incubator program, we will focus on testing decentralized publishing with makers and partner platforms, and developing data conversion and mapping tooling for makers.
Curious to hear more? Join the next Internet of Production community call! Researcher and Technical Author Sarah Hutton and Technical Lead Max Wardeh will host a discussion of the research findings from DAPSI Phase 1 and the next steps toward decentralized publishing and data conversion and mapping.