IG RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories: Get inspired! Examples of national and international certification activities - P6 meeting session

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23 September 2015- BREAKOUT 1 - 11:00

Safeguarding data for future use is critical to the scientific endeavor because it enables verification and replication of results, new research, and continued return on the original investment. In the current data landscape data repositories perform this important role, protecting data and ensuring their usability over time. How can repositories demonstrate their trustworthiness to the community so that their role in data sharing is recognized by stakeholders? Certification enables data repositories to provide evidence of compliance with essential data stewardship responsibilities. 
In this session a number of national and international initiatives dealing with certification of data repositories will be presented with an aim to identify common trends and better define the underlying incentives.

11:00–11:15 Co-chairs—Introduction

11:15–11:30  Wim Hugo—South Africa

11:30–11:45  Kees Waterman—The Netherlands

11:45–12:00  Dieter van Uytvanck—Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN)

12:00–12:15  Lesley Rickards—International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)

12:15–12:30  Hampapuram Ramapriyan—NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS)

Contact Person: Mustapha Mokrane

Co-chairs: Ingrid Dillo and Michael Diepenbroek