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 Repositories. 

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