Regional Support to Certification of Data Repositories

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Regional Support to Certification of Data Repositories
21 Nov 2023 UTC

Regional Support to Certification of Data Repositories

21 Nov 2023

Regional Support to Certification of Data Repositories: A Workshop 

Trustworthiness of data repositories is a key factor enabling Open Science. It is critical for repository end users to be able to find and access data; for data depositors to be confident that their data will be properly managed, shared and preserved long term and for repository funders to ensure their financial contributions of value.

CoreTrustSeal (CTS), which was derived from the Recommendations of the RDA Repository Audit and Certification DSA/WDS Partnership Working Group, is well recognised as a community driven, domain agnostic, core certification framework. There are currently more than 160 CTS certified repositories. Those which do not want to apply for certification can usefully assess and improve their practices by examining CTS criteria. 

Initiatives at the regional, national, and thematic levels are supporting repositories on their path to CTS certification, and disseminating knowledge about CTS criteria to repositories willing to improve their practices. 

This workshop will showcase relevant initiatives, demonstrate how they are organised, the activities involved, and identify good practices. The workshop is primarily aimed at individuals with an interest in different  regional, national and thematic initiatives/approaches to CTS certification, as well as those with a general interest in the management and certification of data repositories.

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 UTC
Location: Online - Register to attend 

Preliminary agenda (UTC)
10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome and introduction, housekeeping 
10:05 – 10:10 – Introduction to the workshop
10:10 – 10:50 – 7 x 5 min lightning talks 
10:50 – 11:10 – 20 min discussion 
11:10 – 11:15 – closing remarks