CESSDA Trust WG
Leader: Jonas Recker
Scientific unit: Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS)
The Trust Working Group has three main tasks:
- Support and Training - assisting all SPs in acquiring and prolonging CoreTrustSeal certification.
- Review of the Annex 2 CESSDA Obligations compliance.
- Certification watch – alignment with the certification board’s initiatives.
These tasks are based on the decision by CESSDA to designate the DSA Data Seal of Approval, now CoreTrustSeal, as the best candidate for achieving trust within CESSDA, being the Mandatory Trusted Digital Repository status for all SPs (following CESSDA obligation 7, Annex 2 Statutes). All CESSDA Service Providers must be perceived as trusted bodies by universities, national statistical offices, funders, researchers and other relevant stakeholders. In order to reach that goal, it is necessary to continue the CoreTrustSeal assessment process for the SP’s in 2018.