HOW TO CURATE DATA

TRUSTED DIGITAL REPOSITORIES

FRAMEWORK TO ENSURE TRUST

The UK Data Archive supports the integrated framework for auditing and certifying digital repositories. This consists of three standards of trust.

The three standards are the CoreTrustSeal, Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories (ISO 16363) and Criteria for Trustworthy Digital Archives (DIN 31644).

The entry level is to attain the CoreTrustSeal. The extended level requires, in addition to the CoreTrustSeal, an externally peer-reviewed self-assessment against the DIN or ISO standard. Formal certification requires the ISO or DIN standards.

This framework, supported by the European Commission, is intended to provide a range of solutions appropriate to the types and goals of organisations with a focus on increased levels of trustworthiness over time.

Representatives of the three standards of trust are all signatories to a memorandum of understanding to put in place an integrated framework for auditing and certifying digital repositories.


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