French Translation of CoreTrustSeal Extended Guidance Available
Portage is pleased to announce the availability of an unofficial French translation of the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements: Extended Guidance 2020-2022. Please note, this translation is unofficial and is not endorsed by CoreTrustSeal. The English version remains the authoritative version.
- Exigences de la certification CoreTrustSeal en matière de dépôts de données fiables : Directives étendues 2020 à 2022 [non-officielle]
CoreTrustSeal Extended Guidance is available to facilitate the work of CoreTrustSeal reviewers and to provide more guidance to repositories seeking certification under the Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements. It includes the full text of the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements for 2020–2022, Background and General Guidance, as well as Extended Guidance for CoreTrustSeal reviewers and applicants. The document also contains a reference to the Glossary of Terms.
CoreTrustSeal is a data repository certification that emerged in 2018 under the aegis of the Research Data Alliance. It represents a merger of two previous certifications, the Data Seal of Approval and World Data System certification and has achieved significant uptake as a community-driven, openly documented, and achievable certification. CoreTrustSeal aims to promote sustainable and trustworthy data repositories and envisions CoreTrustSeal certification as a “first step in a global framework for repository certification” that includes extended and formal levels of certification.
Funders and publishers are increasingly likely to require that research data be deposited in a recognized repository. In the Canadian context, the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy states that grant recipients will be required to deposit digital research data, metadata, and code into a “recognized digital repository,” and that institutions should include the provision of, or support of access to, recognized repository services within their institutional strategies. Certification is one way for repositories to meet the threshold required by such policies and demonstrate their trustworthiness to funders, publishers, and ultimately researchers.