DRI is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval. 

The DSA is awarded by an international board of data repositories to those organisations who meet the national and international guidelines for digital data archiving.

The DSA ensures that data producers are given the assurance that their data and associated materials will be stored in a reliable manner and can be reused. It also provides funding bodies with the confidence that data will remain available for reuse and their investments will not be lost. As well as that, it enables data consumers to assess repositories where data are held and supports data repositories in the efficient archiving and distribution of data.

This award marks is a significant milestone in DRI policy development. 

“This is an enormously important to DRI”, stated Aileen O’Carroll, Policy Manager at DRI. ”We are committed to building and sustaining a Trusted Digital Repository. This award establishes that we have succeeded in this aim and that our processes and infrastructures are underlined by robust policy which meets international standards. We are strongly placed to care for the digital social science and humanities research data created now and in the future.”

The DRI assessment, along with those others awarded, can be found here.