Dear Colleagues,

*WORKSHOP - Trust Certification for Digital Repositories: the CoreTrustSeal*

The CONUL Research Group is sponsoring a workshop on the certification of
digital repositories, focusing on the *CoreTrustSeal* framework. The
workshop will be presented by Dr John B Howard of University College
Dublin, a founding member of the *CoreTrustSeal* Board of Directors.

The workshop will review the concept of "trust" in the context of data
management and Open Science, identifying stakeholders and the issues that
identify trustworthiness as a significant issue for managers of digital
repository services. An overview of initiatives and services that provide a
basis for the certification of digital repositories will be provided,
including the European Framework for Audit & Certification of Digital

Focus will be made on the *CoreTrustSeal*, a framework that represents a
merger of the previously separate *Data Seal of Approval* and *ICSU/World
Data Systems *assessment and certification approaches. Attendees will be
introduced to the assessment process and requirements, including a walk
through the 17 assessment categories in the *CTS* questionnaire.

*Date*: Friday, 2 March 2018

*Time*: 10:30-13:00 (tea/coffee available from 10.00)

*Location*: National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

More details and registration are available from:

Best regards,

Julia Barrett,
CONUL Research Group Chair

Julia Barrett,
Head of Research Services,
UCD Library,
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (01 )716 7356
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