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How Figshare can help you get CoreTrust Seal certified

There are several certifications to independently validate the integrity of a repository. For example, Figshare is independently ISO27001 certified. This is the international standard that sets out the specification for an information security management system (ISMS).

Its best-practice approach helps organisations manage their information security by addressing people and processes as well as technology. Another is the CoreTrust Seal.

The CoreTrustSeal Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements reflect the characteristics of trustworthy repositories.

If your institutional repository uses Figshare technology, we can assist you by providing template text for the infrastructure requirements for the CoreTrustSeal - For more details, please email

In order to get the Core Trust Seal for your organisation. A team member must be responsible for the curation and long-term preservation of a specified data collection, i.e. the provision of the appropriate infrastructure (documented policies, people and skills, workflows and technologies) to ensure the data are sufficiently preserved, remain accessible, and re-usable over time. 

To fulfill this mission, the organisation must have sufficient expertise and hold sufficient oversight and management rights over the data to respond to changes in the technologies and the knowledge base of a well-defined Designated Community (Glossary) of users. 

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