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Published November 24, 2016 | Version v1
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Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements

  • 1. ICSU-WDS
  • 2. UK Data Archive
  • 3. BODC
  • 4. The Language Archive
  • 5. ICPSR


Contact person:

  • 1. Working Group
  • 2. ICSU-WDS


The Core Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements were developed by the DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group on Repository Audit and Certification, a Working Group (WG) of the Research Data Alliance . The goal of the effort was to create a set of harmonized common requirements for certification of repositories at the core level, drawing from criteria already put in place by the Data Seal of Approval (DSA: and the ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS: An additional goal of the project was to develop common procedures to be implemented by both DSA and ICSU-WDS. Ultimately, the DSA and ICSU-WDS plan to collaborate on a global framework for repository certification that moves from the core to the extended (nestor-Seal DIN 31644), to the formal (ISO 16363) level.