CoreTrustSeal is governed by the Standards and Certification Board composed of elected members representing the Assembly of Reviewers and appointed members representing the wider data repositories stakeholders.

An ad hoc Board established by WDS and DSA is assuming its responsibilities until the founding Board is designated before the end of 2017. During this transition phase the ad hoc Board will take responsibility for the development and maintenance of the CoreTrustSeal certification criteria and processes, and for the final approval of certifications. The ad hoc Board will supervise the establishment of the CoreTrustSeal legal entity, including the development of its Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and business model. The ad hoc Board is committed to ensuring community engagement and inclusion, transparency of processes, and the availability of a certification open to any appropriate data repository.

Members of the ad hoc CoreTrustSeal Board

  • Aude Chambodut (International Service of Geomagnetic Indices)
  • Ingrid Dillo (DANS) – Vice-chair
  • Rorie Edmunds (WDS-IPO)
  • Lisa de Leeuw (DANS)
  • Isabelle Gartner-Roer (World Glacier Monitoring Service, University of Zurich)
  • Francoise Genova (Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center)
  • John Howard (University College Dublin)
  • Wim Hugo (South African Environmental Observation Network)
  • Toshihiko Iyemori (WDC Geomagnetism, University of Kyoto)
  • Mari Kleemola (Finnish Data Archive)
  • Herve L’Hours (UKDA) – Vice-chair
  • Guoqing LI, (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, China)
  • Marion Massol (CINES)
  • Mustapha Mokrane (WDS-IPO) – Chair
  • Natascha Schumann (GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
  • Alex de Sherbinin (CIESIN-SEDAC)
  • Paul Trilsbeek (MPI)