Schemas and standards are established to provide a common understanding of the meaning or semantics of data. They will be build of sets of vocabulary/ ontology terms which can be used to describe resources for the purposes of discovery.
MOD-CO is developing a conceptual standard and namespace schema, providing certain specifications useful for later software implementation. Schema(s), standard(s) should enable data exchange between data storage structures. Furthermore the schema(s) should be based on vocabularies evaluated in the MOD-CO context.