status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Meredith Goins, Dawei Lin, Garry Baker, Jonathan Petters

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


Status: Recognised & Endorsed Joint RDA/WDS IG

In order to guarantee data sharing, the long-term preservation of these data in sustainable digital repositories is a sine qua non. Data that are created and used by science and scholarship need to be managed, curated and archived, making sure that the substantial investments in preparing and presenting the content and tools will not be lost. Researchers need to be sure that the resources the repositories offer remain meaningful and usable over time. Moreover, the repositories themselves need to have sustainable business models.

Preservation and sustainability raise challenges in many areas. The main issues related to long term preservation and sustainability remain basically unresolved, as many organizational, technical, financial and legal aspects remain open. Certification is therefore fundamental in guaranteeing the trustworthiness of digital repositories and thus in sustaining the opportunities for long-term data sharing.

 

The Interest Group will build on previous work in the area of certification. It will deliver the global overview and the necessary recommendations and requirements that allow the effective implementation of certification of digital repositories on a national, European and even global level.

  • Interest Group Charter 
  • DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group Case Statement
     

Plenary participation

31
October
2022

TRUST Principles & Certification updates

This session will include

28
November
2019

In Data Repositories we TRUST – Review of TRUST Principles, CoreTrustSeal revision, and broader inclusion of repositories in certification

1. Welcome and introduction (5 min)
2. Outcomes of 2019 Review of CoreTrustSeal: Core Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements for 2020–2022 (15 min) + Discussion (10 min)

21
January
2019

IG RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories - RDA 13th Plenary Meeting

Meeting title: Build TRUST to be FAIR - emerging needs of certification in Life Sciences, Geosciences, and Humanities