CoreTrustSeal 2023-25 requirements | TRUST Principles

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25 Feb 2022
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Meeting objectives: 
  • The CoreTrustSeal Board is seeking input for proposed changes to the CTS Requirements that will take effect 2023-2025. 

  • Propose TRUST Principles Implementation Working Group

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:

  1. Welcome and introduction (5 min) - IG Co-chairs

  2. Release of the Draft CoreTrustSeal Requirements 2023-25 for Public Comment (20 min), Jonathan Crabtree 

  3. Discussion: Community Input and engagements (20 min)

  4. Presentation: Propose a Working Group on TRUST Principles implementation (20 min).

    1. Goals, Activities, Deliverables, Dawei Lin

    2. World Data System (WDS)'s perspective and Support, Meredith Goins

    3. History and the work of an informal TRUST Principles working group, Jonathan Petters

  5. Discussion: Towards a TRUST Principles implementation Working Group (20 min)

  6. Next steps and closures (5 min) - IG co-chair

Target Audience: 

Data repositories managers, science publishers, research funders, researchers

Group chair serving as contact person: 
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 even 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 to act as the umbrella of two joint RDA Working Groups:

  • Repository Audit and Certification DSA–WDS Partnership WG

  • WDS/RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use WG

The IG was initially Co-chaired by Ingrid Dillo and Michael Diepenbroek. Garry Baker, Rorie Edmunds, Dawei Lin, and Jonathan Petters then took on the role of Chairs at the start of 2019. The new Co-chairs have hosted breakout sessions at P13, P14, VP16, and VP17 with the major foci thus far being a) to introduce the concept of the TRUST Principles that are expected to become an RDA supporting output, b) how established repository certification processes relate to the TRUST principles, and c) the issues faced by non-domain repositories in becoming acknowledged as trustworthy components of global research data infrastructure.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Jon Crabtree, Meredith Goins, Dawei Lin, Jonathan Peters
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