WDS and DSA Announce Unified Requirements for Core Certification of Trustworthy Data Repositories

25 November 2016

The ICSU World Data System (WDS)
and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their
unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification.

A unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built on inherent complementarity between
the criteria previously established by the two organizations to harmonize unified and universal requirements reflecting the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories.

Prof Sandy Harrison, Chair of the WDS Scientific Committee, indicated that ‘Research data repositories across the world and scientific domains will benefit from a single set of internationally recognized requirements to demonstrate their status as a Trustworthy Data Repository.’ Hervé L’Hours, Chair of the DSA Board noted that ‘As future members of WDS and applicants for the DSA Seal undertake certifications, we will continue to seek community feedback with a view to further clarify and extend the guidance provided.’

More information:

Please find the complete version of this press release on the websites of ICSU WDS and DSA.

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