RDA CoreTrustSeal Adopted By The Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

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The mission of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands is to promote and provide permanent access to digital research information. DANS is and has always been heavily involved in creating and achieving certification for the trustworthiness of digital repositories. Over the years we went through the process of acquiring certification with two goals: first, to show our stakeholders the trustworthiness of our repository, and second, to improve our internal processes and update our documentation. Preparing for certification is a perfect opportunity to raise the bar and reinforce collaboration between our archive, IT, policy and legal departments.

DANS has used the CoreTrustSeal to sustain and display its reputation as trustworthy data repository in a transparent way, which induces stakeholder confidence and differentiates us from others. At the same time, it helps us raise awareness on digital preservation and the importance of long-term availability of data for reuse. Next to that, the procedure of getting certified improves (internal) communication on our overall mission and goals, but also has a positive effect on our processes and procedures making them even more effective and efficient. Dr. Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director, DANS, The Netherlands

 

DANS has used the CoreTrustSeal to sustain and display its reputation as trustworthy digital repository in a transparent way, which induces stakeholder confidence and differentiates DANS from others. At the same time, it helps DANS to raise awareness on digital preservation and the importance of long-term availability of data for re-use. Next to that, the procedure of getting certified improves (internal) communication on DANS overall mission and goals, but also has a positive effect on its processes and procedures making them even more effective and efficient.