TRUST Principles & Certification updates

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31 Oct 2022
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The objectives of this session are to engage and update the membership of the Interest Group by sharing the status of the TRUST Principles Implementation Working Group submission to RDA.  Additionally, the Interest Group continues to build on previous work in certification and will invite certifying bodies such as CoreTrust Seal to share updates on their certifications. 

Meeting agenda: 


Collaborative session notes:


This session will include

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Presentation: A review of the submitted TRUST Principles implementation working group to the RDA TAB including the work plan, adoption plan and timelines associated with the WG charter
  3. Discussion: TRUST Principles 
  4. Discussion: Digital repository certification updates
  5. Next steps and closure
Target Audience: 

Digital repository stewards, data scientists, librarians, information professionals, and researchers from throughout the world that are interested in the TRUST Principles and the certification of repositories.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

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 global level.

Short Group Status: 

The IG is recognized and endorsed as a joint RDA/WDS IG.  Although the TRUST Principles implementation working group is in process of submitting a proposal for WG status, the co-chairs strongly encourage keeping the IG engaged and informed as a way to continue interest and encouragement in the certification of repositories.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 
Meeting presenters: 
Meredith Goins, TBD, TBD
Contact for group (email):