RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG

IG

Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

Status: Recognised & Endorsed Joint RDA/WDS IG

In order to guarantee data sharing, the long-term preservation of these data in sustainable digital repositories is a sine qua non. Data that are created and used by science and scholarship need to be managed, curated and archived, making sure that the substantial investments in preparing and presenting the content and tools will not be lost. Researchers need to be sure that the resources the repositories offer remain meaningful and usable over time. Moreover, the repositories themselves need to have sustainable business models.

Preservation and sustainability raise challenges in many areas. The main issues related to long term preservation and sustainability remain basically unresolved, as many organizational, technical, financial and legal aspects remain open. Certification is therefore fundamental in guaranteeing the trustworthiness of digital repositories and thus in sustaining the opportunities for long-term data sharing.

 

The Interest Group will build on previous work in the area of certification. It will deliver the global overview and the necessary recommendations and requirements that allow the effective implementation of certification of digital repositories on a national, European and even global level.

  • Interest Group Charter 
  • DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group Case Statement
     


Recent Activity

11 Feb 2019

Data Usage Metrics Survey for Repositories

Hi all,

Following our RDA Data Usage Metrics WG meeting in Botswana and two virtual calls since, we have put together a survey for repositories on data metrics implementations. If you are a repository provider, could you please fill out this survey? 

https://goo.gl/forms/yS3NigmBJSabi5Ux2

Please help us spread the survey (through our channels, other WGs, twitter, etc) – the more responses we get the richer data we will have for our Philly meeting and the WG deliverables!

24 Jan 2019

P13 Session Accepted - RDA/WDS IG Certification of Digital Repositories: Build TRUST to be FAIR

Dear group,
Congratulations! Your session application  - RDA/WDS IG Certification of
Digital Repositories: Build TRUST to be FAIR - emerging needs of
certification in Life Sciences, Geosciences, and Humanities - has been
approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme.  Please
consider this your official notification of acceptance.
The detailed Plenary 13 programme will be published online by 11
February, 2019, and your scheduled session time will be published in the

11 Sep 2017

CoreTrustSeal Certification Launched

Dear Colleagues,
Please read below an important announcement related to data repositories
certification. Do not hesitate to circulate widely.
Very best wishes.
Mustapha Mokrane
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*Mustapha Mokrane*, PhD. | Executive Director
World Data System-International Programme Office
c/o NICT Europe Centre, 28 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France
Mob: +33 6 1201 2912 ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0925-7983
***@***.***-wds.org | www.icsu-wds.org

30 Jun 2017

AGU 2017: Sessions on Trustworthy Data Repositories

Dear Colleagues,
You might be interested to learn about these two AGU 2017 related sessions
on data repositories featured in the Earth and Space Science Informatics
focus group. The first session is a Panel Format Session (alternate session
format) convened by the ICSU World Data System and panellists will be
invited. Please let us know by email if you are interested to present. The
second session is open for direct submissions. For both sessions, the
deadline for abstracts submissions is *2 August 2017, 23:59 EDT *and

19 Jun 2017

ISO certification of trusted repositories

I hope the following will be of interest.
Regards
..David
Dr David Giaretta
Who can be trusted with your precious information for years to come?
Much of our lives and our futures depend on digital information yet the
"father of the internet" Vint Cerf [1] worries about the coming "digital
dark age". How can we know who can be trusted with our digital future?
Now there is a way to do it in the same way we know which systems we can
trust for food, environment, energy, namely through ISO certification by ISO