ICPSR awarded Data Seal of Approval

ICPSR is one of the first six data repositories to earn the Data Seal of Approval.

Created by the Data Archiving and Networked Services archive in The Netherlands and overseen by an international board, the Data Seal of Approval is meant to demonstrate to researchers that data repositories are taking appropriate measures to ensure the long-term availability and quality of data they hold.

The seal sets forth 16 guidelines related to trustworthy data management and stewardship. The other five archives awarded the Data Seal of Approval are the Archaeology Data Service (United Kingdom); the DANS Electronic Archiving System (Netherlands); the Platform for Archiving CINES (France); the Language Archive of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Netherlands); and the UK Data Archive.

The seal is awarded after an online self-assessment regarding a data repository’s adherence to the guidelines. The assessment is then reviewed by the DSA Board before the seal is given.

2011-06-13

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