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October 2020


Common Impact Data Standard Release

The latest version of the data standard is now available! This will make sharing impact data easier. This work is being done in collaboration with Professor Mark Fox at the Centre for Social Services Engineering at the University of Toronto.


For more information on this standard click here.


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