Update (27 July 2020) – This request for feedback is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent us their comments. We are in now in the process of analyzing everything and revising the position paper. Updates will be posted on this page, and shared directly with the community, once available.


The CoreTrustSeal Board has received input and requests from a number of more generalist repositories and from those providing technical infrastructure and services to repositories. Working with interested stakeholders, the CoreTrustSeal Board has summarized the issues in a paper that is available for download here:

This paper is the first step in a series of community engagements and calls for comment that will feed into the formal review of CoreTrustSeal in 2022. We are also consulting on some proposed immediate actions to respond to demand from the CoreTrustSeal community. We are seeking feedback from current and (potential) future CoreTrustSeal holders, as well as wider interested parties.

We would be grateful if you could provide feedback by Friday, 17 July 2020. Feedback may be added directly to a downloaded copy of the paper using the Word comment and track changes functions, or it can be included separately in another file or email. In all cases, please send your feedback to community [‘at’] coretrustseal [‘dot’] org by the 17 July deadline.

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The CoreTrustseal Board (22 June 2020)