The certification was successfully completed in June 2016. Through this success, DKRZ-LTA is entitled to use the logo of the DSA. The certification includes 16 guidelines relating to data producers and data consumers but also related to the repository itself.
Like through the certification as World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) in the frame of the ICSU World Data System, the DSA certification documents the high standard of the digital long-term archive at DKRZ.
Almost 60 digital long-term repositories worldwide have so far reached a DSA certification. This certification confirms that these repositories are serious about their commitment to preserve the researcher’s data for the long-term. It also ensures that the data is usable for the benefit of other researchers now and in the future.