4TU.ResearchData awarded CoreTrustSeal badge!

4TU.ResearchData has been awarded the CoreTrustSeal, a certification that promotes sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures by setting out requirements for trusted data repositories.

What is CoreTrustSeal?

A CoreTrustSeal badge is a way to distinguish which repositories are trustworthy. The CoreTrustSeal assesses compliance with sixteen requirements related to organisational governance, data management and technical infrastructure. Together, these provide assurance that the data provided are from a trustworthy repository. A repository which wishes to be certified, has to submit a detailed application, which goes through a rigorous peer-review process.

Why is this important?

Achieving the CoreTrustSeal accreditation not only gives researchers confidence that their data held in our repository will remain useful and meaningful into the future, but also gives funders, publishers and other stakeholders assurances that resources are findable, accessible, understandable and reusable over time, thus enabling reproducibility of research and data reuse for future discoveries.

4TU.ResearchData is pleased to have reached this important milestone and is looking forward to new collaborations both nationally and outside of the Netherlands.

For more information about our CoreTrustSeal certification, or about 4TU.ResearchData, please contact us at or find the full application here.