Published November 20, 2019 | Version v02.00-2020-2022
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CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements: Extended Guidance 2020–2022

  • 1. GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. Chair, CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 2. World Data System. CoreTrustSeal Secretariat
  • 3. Data Archiving and Networked Services. Treasurer, CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 4. UK Data Archive, University of Essex. Vice Chair, CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 5. Finnish Social Science Data Archive, Tampere University. Secretary, CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 6. Odum Institute Data Archive. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 7. CIESIN-SEDAC, Columbia University. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 8. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 9. Ocean Networks Canada. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 10. ImmPort Repository, DAIT-NIAID-NIH. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 11. Data Archiving and Networked Services. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 12. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 13. Data Archiving and Networked Services. Ex officio member, CoreTrustSeal Board
  • 14. South African Environmental Observation Network. Ex officio member, CoreTrustSeal Board


This document contains the full text of the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements for 2020–2022 ( with introductory paragraphs on Background & General Guidance.

In addition to the CoreTrustSeal Requirements, which remain stable for the period 2020–2022, this document provides the Extended Guidance for CoreTrustSeal reviewers and applicants. The Extended Guidance text may be updated during the period 2020–2022 subject to approval by the CoreTrustSeal Board. The document also contains a reference to the Glossary of Terms. The document is intended to maximize consistency of reviews across the wide range of CoreTrustSeal applicants. The primary audience is reviewers, but it is also useful for applicants when preparing an application self-assessment.



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