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Criteria for repository selection, qualification and certification

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    Introduction, scope of the meeting (5 mins; Peter McQuilton)

    RDA Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG: summary of first output from the group, a data policy framework for all journals and publishers (10 mins + 5 mins Qs; IG chairs)

    RDA ELIXIR IG: Core Data Resources and Deposition Databases in the life science repositories, the selection process (10 mins + 5 mins Qs; Rachel Drysdale)

    RDA Certification of Digital Repositories IG: The Core Trust Seal and the TRUST Principles (10 mins + 5 mins Qs; Rorie Edmunds & Dawei Lin)

    RDA FAIRsharing WG: Criteria for Data Repository Selection – a joint initiative between FAIRsharing, DataCite and publishers (10 mins + 5 mins Qs; Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Helena Cousijn & Peter McQuilton)

    Data Repository Selection- Criteria That Matter – Pre-print


    Open discussion on similarities and differences (25 minutes; All)

    Online collaborative minutes can be taken here:…

    1. First group option
    FAIRsharing Registry: Connecting data policies, standards and databases RDA WG

    3.Third group option
    RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG

    Additional links to informative material
    Data policy standardisation and implementation IG:
    FAIRsharing WG RDA Recommendation: 
    FAIRsharing and Datacite-driven effort with publishers on repository criteria: 
    Data policy standardisation and implementation IG output, Developing a research data policy framework for all journals and publishers:
    Core Trust Seal:
    ELIXIR Core Data Resources –
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    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    More journals and publishers – and funding agencies and institutions – are introducing research data policies. But as the prevalence of these policies increases, there is potential to confuse researchers and support staff with numerous or conflicting policy requirements. The Data policy standardisation and implementation IG has defined 14 features of journal research data policies and arranged these into a set of six standard policy types or tiers, which can be adopted by journals and publishers to promote data sharing in a way that encourages good practice and is appropriate for their audience’s perceived needs. This policy framework has been finalised and published as a preprint, and is beginning to be implemented and adopted by journals and publishers.
    The FAIRsharing WG has produced one of the 12 outputs recommended by RDA, and continues to work with our growing community to improve guidance to users and producers of standards and databases to select and describe these resources, or to recommend them in data policies. Working with a number of journal publishers and Datacite, the FAIRsharing WG has defined a common set of criteria for selecting (and recommending) data repositories, with the aim of harmonizing guidance to authors on data deposition.
    Convened in 2014, the Certification of Digital Repositories IG aims to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive overview, as well as the necessary recommendations and requirements that enable the effective implementation of certification of digital repositories on national, European, and even global levels. It continues to provide a forum for discussion of repository certification principles and, partially through the creation of Working Groups, to facilitate the development of principles and practices in the area of repository certification.

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    Group chair serving as contact person
    Peter McQuilton

    I declare that I have informed the chairs of all the Working / Interest groups included in this joint meeting application.

    Meeting objectives
    In this session we detail, with examples, three initiatives that improve repository selection, qualification and certification. The aims of this session include:

    Work towards greater standardisation of data policies across and between journal publishers

    The Journal repository selection criteria (a joint journal publisher, FAIRsharing and DataCite initiative)

    The ELIXIR Core Data Resource Criteria

    The Core Trust Seal Certificate

    Comparison of these and other certification schemes  

    Privacy Policy

    Target Audience
    All those interested in how journal publisher data policies are defined and how metadata can be used to inform those policies. This may include journal and publisher editors, policy makers, database and standard developers, researchers and data managers.

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