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CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

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    Dear Colleagues,
    (apologies in advance for multiple postings)
    Please read below an announcement related to trustworthy data repositories
    core-level certification. Do not hesitate to circulate widely.
    Very best wishes.
    Mustapha Mokrane

    *Mustapha Mokrane*, PhD. | Executive Director
    World Data System-International Programme Office
    c/o NICT Europe Centre, 28 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France
    Mob: +33 6 1201 2912 ORCID ID:
    0000-0002-0925-7983
    ***@***.***-wds.org | http://www.icsu-wds.org

    *CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched*
    Tokyo, Japan and The Hague, Netherlands – 11 September 2017
    *The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA)
    are pleased to announce the launch of a new certification
    organization: CoreTrustSeal .*
    The CoreTrustSeal Board offers all interested data repositories a
    core-level certification based on the DSA–WDS Core Trustworthy Data
    Repositories Requirements
    catalogue
    and procedures. CoreTrustSeal Data Repository certification replaces the
    DSA certification and the WDS certification of Regular Members.
    The CoreTrustSeal is a community-based nonprofit organization promoting
    sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures. It is governed by a
    Standards and Certification Board consisting of members drawn from the
    Assembly of Reviewers (by election) and the wider repositories stakeholders
    (appointed).
    ‘We are driven by our commitments to offer professional certification tools
    and services to data repositories and to support our voluntary qualified
    reviewers to conduct audits under optimal conditions’ said Mustapha
    Mokrane, Chair of the ad hoc CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification
    Board. CoreTrustSeal is developing a sustainable business model and as an
    initial step, will start charging a modest fee to cover administrative
    costs as of January 2018.
    The CoreTrustSeal certification is envisioned as the initial level in a
    global framework for repository certification that also includes the
    extended and formal levels. Ultimately, the CoreTrustSeal will endeavour to
    provide core-level certification for other research entities such as data
    services and software.
    For more information check out the CoreTrustSeal website.

    *Mustapha Mokrane*, PhD. | Executive Director
    World Data System-International Programme Office
    c/o NICT Europe Centre, 28 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France
    Mob: +33 6 1201 2912 ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0925-7983
    ***@***.***-wds.org | http://www.icsu-wds.org

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