Trusted Data Repositories
Community of Practice


The group supports, encourages and shares experiences and processes directed at achieving Core Trust Seal certification.

The group supports research (primarily domain) data repositories to become trust-certified.

The community works together to share, review and implement progress, tips and efficient processes for research data repositories. (Repositories outside the research/government sector are out of scope.)

Terms of reference (see Introduction on Resources page).

Accomplishments so far (see Resources page).


  • Certifying Trust in Research Data Repositories

  • Community challenges include: finding the time to write the submission (est. 0.3 FTE)



  • The Community meets monthly (by Zoom), on first Tuesdays, around 2.00pm AEDT.

  • Shut up and Write sessions are held regularly. See Events page.

  • For past events (see Events page)

Join the TDR community


Facilitator: Richard Ferrers, ARDC Research Data Specialist, Melbourne

This group supports sharing experiences, lessons and effort in certifying repositories to the CoreTrustSeal - Trustworthy Data Repositories standard.

If you are from the Australian Research or Research Infrastructure Community and are interested in joining the TDR Community of Practice please email

When you join this group you agree to act in accordance with this Code of conduct

Information you submit will be treated in line with the ARDC Privacy Policy


Core Trust Seal is a output of the Research Data Alliance - RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG.
We note similar initiatives in Canada, Japan, US and EU.