CoreTrustSeal is governed by the Standards and Certification Board elected by members of the Assembly of Reviewers. The Board is responsible for the development and maintenance of the CoreTrustSeal certification criteria and processes, and for the final approval of certifications. The Board is committed to ensuring community engagement and inclusion, transparency of processes, and the availability of a certification open to any appropriate data repository.

CoreTrustSeal Board 2021–2024


  1. Chair—Jonathan Crabtree (Odum Institute Data Archive, USA)
  2. Vice-chair—Hervé L’Hours (UK Data Archive, United Kingdom)
  3. Secretary—Mari Kleemola (Finnish Social Science Data Archive, Finland)
  4. Treasurer—Ilona von Stein (Data Archiving and Networked Services, The Netherlands)


  1. Aude Chambodut (International Service of Geomagnetic Indices, France
  2. Reyna Jenkyns (Ocean Networks Canada, Canada)
  3. Lisa Johnston (The Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, USA)
  4. Dawei Lin (ImmPort Repository, DAIT-NIAID-NIH, USA)
  5. Jared Lyle (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, USA)
  6. Jonas Recker (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)
  7. Olivier Rouchon (Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur, France)
  8. John Westbrook (Worldwide Protein Data Bank, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)

Ex officio

  • Lindsay Callaghan (South African Environmental Observation Network, South Africa)
  • Lisa de Leeuw (Data Archiving and Networked Services, The Netherlands)

Find information about previous CoreTrustSeal Boards here.