The GDA system assists copyright offices from WIPO member states to improve the efficiency of copyright registration processes through IT automation of the administration and management of registration data.
It is composed of application software, database and hardware and has been in use at copyright offices in various regions since the mid 2000s.
The configuration of the GDA system is fairly flexible and can be tailored to the specific business need of a copyright office. The standard deployment configuration is in a client-server configuration model with the GDA application running on a Windows client PC and the GDA database server running on a separate Windows server.
Additional features currently under testing include support of on-line registration and payment.
User training, installation and operational support of the GDA system are integral parts of the GDA system deployment regime.