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FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community

L'Hours, Hervé; Kleemola, Mari; von Stein, Ilona; van Horik, René; Herterich, Patricia; Davidson, Joy; Rouchon, Olivier; Mokrane, Mustapha; Huber, Robert

This draft working paper has been prepared by members of the SSHOC, EOSC Nordic and FAIRsFAIR  projects working on related topics. It seeks to present some key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users. It seeks to provide context and define these concepts for audiences familiar with research data and technical data management systems, but with less direct experience of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repositories. This is intended to help clarify which organisations are potential candidates to receive CoreTrustSeal TDR status and to identify and support the types of organisations that may not be candidates but also play a vital role in the data ecosystem. 

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