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Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

Notice: Suspension of Applications for CoreTrustSeal Certification in November and December 2017

The CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repository certification has replaced the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) and ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) certification of Regular Members. Since July 2017, repositories applying for DSA or WDS certification are certified by the CoreTrustSeal. More information can be found at

Data repositories that have already applied for certifications via the DSA or WDS websites will complete their applications through the DSA or WDS online certification tools according to the CoreTrustSeal procedure and will be awarded a CoreTrustSeal certification.

Data repositories awarded the DSA seal for the period 2014–2017 or a WDS Regular Member certification will need to renew their Trustworthy Data Repository certification following the CoreTrustSeal Requirements.

Please note that in order to make a smooth transition to a new CoreTrustSeal online certification tool, the DSA and WDS certification tools will be frozen, and we will not accept new applications during the months of November and December 2017.

The CoreTrustSeal online certification tool will become available by the end of this year. From January 2018 onwards, repositories will be able to apply for certification via the CoreTrustSeal website: