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A Self-Audit of the NIST Public Data Repository Using the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements

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Author(s)

Andrea M. Medina-Smith

Abstract

In February 2020, Office of Data and Informatics Group Lead Gretchen Greene asked Metadata Librarian Andrea Medina-Smith to perform a CoreTrustSeal (CTS) self-audit of the Public Data Repository (PDR) in preparation for submitting an application for the CoreTrustSeal Certification. This certification is a lightweight, but thorough assessment of a given data repository's policies, documentation, and technical infrastructure supporting 16 required elements of assessment. The requirements are broadly split into the following themes: background information, organizational infrastructure, digital object management, and technology. These elements together form a picture of the trustworthiness of the data repository. The following self-audit report is a "snapshot" of where the PDR stands as of August 2020.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8341
Report Number
8341

Keywords

CoreTrustSeal, data, data repository, digital repository, research data, trustworthy digital repository

Citation

Medina-Smith, A. (2021), A Self-Audit of the NIST Public Data Repository Using the CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8341, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931519 (Accessed May 11, 2021)
Created April 1, 2021, Updated April 6, 2021