Data Seal of Approval

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Data Seal of Approval Benefits

Certifying your repository against the 16 Data Seal of Approval requirements has many benefits, chief among them that the repository is recognized in the community as a trustworthy source of data.

Starting point for obtaining the Data Seal of Approval

Complete a self-assessment in the DSA online tool. The online tool takes you through the 16  requirements and provides you with support.

Once you have completed your self-assessment you can submit it for peer review. The peer reviewer will go over your answers and documentation and will award the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) when you have met the requirements.

Your self-assessment and review will not become public until the Data Seal of Approval is awarded.

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Receiving the Data Seal of Approval

After the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) is awarded by the Board, the DSA logo may be displayed on the repository’s Web site. The Board will provide appropriate HTML code, which includes the DSA logo and a link to the organization’s assessment.

The DSA Board then places the approved assessment of the new DSA repository on the DSA Web site, using the name of the specific repository and a logo if provided.

Data Seal of Approval requirements

The 16 Data Seal of Approval requirements are based on the following five criteria:

  • The data can be found on the Internet
  • The data are accessible (clear rights and licences)
  • The data are in a usable format
  • The data are reliable
  • The data are identified in a unique and persistent way so that they can be referred to

Renewing the Data Seal of Approval

Your Data Seal of Approval for a given period can be displayed indefinitely but will need to be updated periodically if the repository wants to stay compliant with newly released standards and receive the latest DSA logo. DSA-certified repositories will be contacted automatically when an update is available. The current Seal is the one issued according to the Core Trustworthy Data Repository Requirements and displaying the years 2017-2019.

For more information see the DSA regulations.

DSA overview

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Acquired Seals

Repository DSA
3TU.Datacentrum 2014-2017
ADP - Social Science Data Archives 2017-2019
Archaeology Data Service 2014-2017
ARCHE 2017-2019
Australian Data Archive 2017-2019
BABS - Long Term Preservation at the Bavarian State Library- Library Archiving and Access System 2010
Banco de Información para la Investigación Aplicada en Ciencias Sociales (BIIACS) 2014-2017
BAS CLARIN 2014-2017
CINES : Long-term Preservation Platform (PAC) 2014-2017
CISER Data Archive 2014-2017
CLARIN Center BBAW 2017-2019
CLARIN Center INL 2014-2017
CLARIN Center IvdNT 2017-2019
CLARIN Centre Vienna 2014-2017
CLARIN-D Resource Center Leipzig 2014-2017
Clarin-PL Repository 2014-2017
CLARIN.SI Repository 2014-2017
CLARIND-UDS 2014-2017
CLARINO Bergen Repository 2014-2017
Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research 2017-2019
Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA) 2014-2017
Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA) 2017-2019
DANS: Electronic Archiving SYstem (EASY) 2017-2019
DARIS 2017-2019
DataFirst Data Portal 2014-2017
De Digitale Koepel 2014-2017
Deutsches Textarchiv 2010
DHS Data Access 2014-2017
Digital Repository of Ireland 2017-2019
DIGITAL.CSIC 2014-2017
DKRZ-LTA 2014-2017
DRUM (The Data Repository for University of Minnesota) 2017-2019
Edinburgh DataShare 2014-2017
Edition Topoi Collections 2017-2019
EROS Center 2014-2017
FDAT 2017-2019
Finnish Social Science Data Archive 2014-2017
GAMS (Geisteswissenschaftliches Asset Management System) 2014-2017
German National Library/ Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB) 2014-2017
GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences 2014-2017
GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences 2017-2019
Goportis Digital Archive - German National Library of Economics (ZBW) 2014-2017
Goportis Digital Archive - German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) 2014-2017
Huygens ING: eLaborate 2014-2017
HZSK Repository 2014-2017
IDS Repository 2014-2017
IMS Repository 2017-2019
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 2014-2017
Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) 2017-2019
LASA 2010
LDC Catalog 2017-2019
LINDAT-Clarin - Centre for Language Research Infrastructure in the Czech Republic 2014-2017
LISS panel data 2014-2017
Meertens Institute 2017-2019
Mendeley Data 2017-2019
National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) 2017-2019
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) 2014-2017
NSD's Research Data Archive 2014-2017
NSD's Research Data Archive 2017-2019
Odum Institute Data Archive 2014-2017
Oxford Research Archive for Data (ORA-Data) 2014-2017
Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) 2010
Platform for Archiving CINES (PAC) 2010
PROFILES Registry 2014-2017
PUB-Publications at Bielefeld University 2014-2017
Repository of Charles University in Prague, Map Collection 2014-2017
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research 2017-2019
RU-IIEc 2014-2017
Scholars' Mine 2017-2019
SLUBArchiv 2014-2017
Språkbanken CLARIN Repository 2014-2017
Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS) 2014-2017
Swedish National Data Service 2017-2019
TalkBank 2014-2017
TalkBank 2017-2019
The Clarin centre at the University of Copenhagen 2014-2017
The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) 2017-2019
The ILC4CLARIN Centre at the Institute for Computational Linguistics 2017-2019
The Language Archive - Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 2014-2017
The Language Bank of Finland 2017-2019
Tilburg University Dataverse 2017-2019
TRAILS 2014-2017
Tübingen CLARIN-D Repository 2014-2017
UCD Digital Library 2014-2017
UK Data Archive 2014-2017
University Information System RUSSIA 2014-2017
wwpdb 2017-2019


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