Repository Audit and Certification DSA–WDS Partnership WG Recommendations

 Repository Audit and Certification DSA–WDS Partnership WG

Recommendation Title: Repository Audit and Certification Catalogues

Impact: Creates harmonized Common Procedures  for certification of repositories at the basic level, drawing from the procedures already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU­WDS)

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Lesley Rickards, Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level

Mary Vardigan, ICPSR

Rorie Edmunds, ICSU World Data System

 

The Repository Audit and Certification DSA–WDS Partnership WG has produced a two-part recommendation.The first part consists in a Catalogue of Common Procedures for certification, while the second part is  focused on a Catalogue of Common Requirements. 

The Catalogue of Common Procedures was developed by the DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification, a Working Group (WG) of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) . The goal of the effort was to create a set of harmonized Common Procedures for certification of repositories at the basic level, drawing from the procedures already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU­-WDS). These procedures are intended to support the implementation of the Catalogue of Common Requirements developed by the WG to harmonize the certification criteria previously established by the DSA and ICSU ­WDS.

In developing and implementing the Common Procedures, the Working Group decided to introduce shared practices gradually, with the first step being that both organizations will implement the Catalogue of Common Requirements within their existing systems, following agreed­upon procedures. However, the ultimate aims are to bring the organizations closer together, with tighter integration, and to collaborate on a certification framework that involves higher ­level standards such as nestor­Seal DIN 31644 (extended­ level certification) and ISO 16363 (formal­ level certification).

Additionally, the Working Group released a report on the testbed they created to evaluate the DSA-WDS Common Requirements and Common Procedures. 

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  • Herman Stehouwer's picture

    Author: Herman Stehouwer

    Date: 18 Feb, 2016

    The community review period is well passed, and an updated version of this Recommendation has been send on to Council & TAB.

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