MOCA attempts to collect existing information about human-specific differences from "great apes", currently scattered in the literature. Having such information in one location could lead to new insights and multi-disciplinary interactions, and to ethically-sound studies to explain differences, and uniquely human specializations. It is for this reason that MOCA is called a "matrix" -- i.e. an arrangement of information from which something else originates, develops, or takes form.
Why is MOCA called a “matrix”?