The iTrackDNA project will build End-User capacity through innovative, accessible, socially responsible genomics-based analytical eDNA tools for effective decision-making by:
supporting the creation of a targeted eDNA detection national standard;
building eDNA kits to detect 100 priority invertebrates, fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals in Canadian coastal and inland ecosystems;
applying 10 eRNA kits for determining animal biosurveillance, biosanitation, and bioremediation effectiveness;
generating decision support software for modeling regional biodiversity changes integrating Indigenous Ecological Knowledge;
developing an eDNA training, certification, and inter-lab validation framework for consultants, researchers, regulators, and managers;
producing a guidance document on eDNA-based methods integration into management, policy & regulations.