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

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.

The 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.

After an extensive period of public commentary and after conducting test certifications, the two organizations are pleased to announce the availability of the first version of the Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification.

The catalogue is also published with a persistent identifier DOI