Nature Scientific Data publishes TRUST Principles for digital repositories

14 May 2020

Recently, Nature Scientific Data published “The TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories”. The authors of the article are part of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) community.

The TRUST Principles offer guidance for the increase of the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially of research data. The TRUST Principles concern Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability, and Technology. Guidance for each of the TRUST Principles is available in the image.

Ingrid Dillo, deputy director of DANS, is one of the initiators who was closely involved in the realization of the TRUST Principles. She is also one of the co-authors of the article. Dillo: “Since the first community discussion during the RDA 13th Plenary session in April 2019, several RDA members have collaboratively further explored and designed these Principles. This collaboration led to the recently published article.”

The TRUST Principles have already been endorsed by a variety of organizations that are committed to sustainable preservation of digital research data. “The TRUST Principles are of great importance; they will help us ensure that detailed data about the past and present are preserved and accessible for long term to both science and society. DANS is therefore proud to be one of the first endorsers of the Principles.”

More information

Please read the article online via Nature Scientific Data, this blogthis webpage about the TRUST-principes and find more information on this webpage of the RDA. For more information, you can also contact Ingrid Dillo.

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