Starting January 17, 2024 UCT, the Local Contexts Hub will have scheduled service that could put it into maintenance mode for an extended time. This could be anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The Hub and Hub API will be unavailable during that time. Hub users will receive an email when the Hub is back online.

The sandbox / test Hub site will not be affected by this update.

If you are an API user some changes will affect the API in the following ways:

If you are using any of these links directly in your API connections, please make sure to update them.

The Local Contexts team appreciates user questions and feedback as we continue to develop the Hub into a useful tool! Please get in touch with us by emailing

The Local Contexts Hub is a web portal that allows Indigenous communities to customize the Local Contexts Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels, and institutions and researchers to generate Local Contexts Notices. For more about Local Contexts and the Hub, visit our Blog.