Request for Comments: DSA–WDS Common Certification Requirements and Procedures

03 Aug 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The following page has been added to the Certication IG webpage on behalf of the DSA–WDS Partnership WG Co-chairs in preparation for RDA P6: https://rd-alliance.org/group/rdawds-certification-digital-repositories-...

Please add any comments/suggestions you have to the two documents contained therein.

Many thanks,

Rorie Edmunds

  • Andras Holl's picture

    Author: Andras Holl

    Date: 28 Jan, 2020

    My impression is that these recommendations were created and tested with large subject repositories (data centers) in mind. I think for a prevalent OS - FAIR research data archiving lots of small, mainly institutional and publication-related repositories will be needed. For such repositories a light (easy) track for certification will be needed. Not just because of the repositories, but because of the referees involved in the certification process. The present form of the certification might be a hurdle for repositories, and for the certification process too.

    My proposal is that if a repository meets certain conditions (described in the background section), like it is an institutional repository or/and publication-related repository, if it is running a common (probably open source) repository software (certified version, proper plugins and patches applied), then they might answer "Not applicable" to certain questions, without explanation.

    If needed, I can send more detailed comments.

  • Hervé L'Hours's picture

    Author: Hervé L'Hours

    Date: 28 Jan, 2020

    Hi Andras, the comment period this applies to closed some time ago. But the CoreTrustSeal is actively looking at how best to support a wide range of repository types and repository technical service providers. Direct contact via https://www.coretrustseal.org/contact/ is probably best,

    Regards,

    Hervé

  • Hervé L'Hours's picture

    Author: Hervé L'Hours

    Date: 28 Jan, 2020

    Hi Andras, the comment period this applies to closed some time ago. But the CoreTrustSeal is actively looking at how best to support a wide range of repository types and repository technical service providers. Direct contact via https://www.coretrustseal.org/contact/ is probably best,

    Regards,

    Hervé

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