TRUST Principles and Repository Certification Landscape

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08 Jun 2023
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Meeting objectives: 


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  • Introducing a new RDA/WDS TRUST Principles Outreach and Adoption Working Group

  • Formulating a plan to implement the Working Group Case Statement 

  • Community Updates regarding certification standards and certified services

Meeting agenda: 



Meeting agenda


Welcome (5)

  • Dawei Lin & Micky Lindlar

14:05 – 14:25

Introduction of the TRUST Principles outreach and adoption Working Group (20)

  • Meredith P. Goins

14:25 – 14:35

Presentation: (10)

  • Devan Donaldson – Trustworthy Digital Repository Certification: A Longitudinal Study 

14:35 – 14:45

Standards (10)

  • Ingrid Dillo - CoreTrustSeal certification, based on the experiences and results from a recent certification support program that we ran in the EU-funded FAIRsFAIR project.
  • Micky Lindlar - institutional view of nestor recertification

14:45 – 14:50

Lessons learned: (5)

  • Robert R. Downs - Successes and Challenges in Meeting Data Repository Certification Requirements

14:50 – 15:00

CoreTrustSeal Update (10)

  • Herve L’Hours

15:00 – 15:30


  • Dawei, Micky, Meredith

15:25 - 15:30

Next steps and closure

  • Dawei Lin



Target Audience: 

 Data repositories managers, science publishers, research funders, researchers

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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Convened in 2014, this RDA Interest Group aims to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive overview, as well as the necessary recommendations and requirements that enables the effective implementation of certification of digital repositories on national, European, and global levels. It continues to provide a forum for discussion of repository certification principles and, partially through creation of Working Groups, to facilitate the development of principles and practices in the area of repository certification.

Short Group Status: 

This Interest Group has been in existence since the 3rd Plenary Meeting held in March 2014 in Dublin. One its primary achievements has been:

  • Development of the CoreTrustSeal certification standard

  • Development of the TRUST Principles

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Meredith Goins (WDS), Michelle Lindlar (TiB), Dawei Lin (NIAID, NIH)
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