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FORS is very pleased to announce that DARIS has received the prestigious CoreTrustSeal.

FORS is very pleased to announce that DARIS, our Data and research information services, has just received the prestigious CoreTrustSeal for the period 2017-2019.



“If we want to be able to share data, we need to store them in a trustworthy data repository. Data created and used by scientists should be managed, curated, and archived in such a way to preserve the initial investment in collecting them. Researchers must be certain that data held in archives remain useful and meaningful into the future.”

The CoreTrustSeal


The catalogue of requirements of the CoreTrustSeal, launched by the ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA), reflects the core characteristics of trustworthy data repositories.

DARIS has met all requirements as a trustworthy repository in the following fields:

Missions, Licences, Continuity of access, Confidentiality and ethics, Organizational infrastructure, Expert guidance, Data integrity and authenticity, Appraisal, Documented storage procedures, Preservation plan, Data quality, Workflows, Data discovery and identification, Data reuse, Technical infrastructure, Security,

The Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Extended Guidance


Consult this page to see a listing of all core certified repositories