Meeting the Challenges of the TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories
Digital repositories, including scientific data centers, archives, and other data facilities must provide stewardship for the resources that they have been entrusted to manage and disseminate for their user communities. The tenets of transparency, responsibility, user focus, sustainability, and technology that are described in the TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories offer guidance for meeting the needs of users who can use research data, today, as well as succeeding generations of users (Lin, et al., 2020). Developed by several stakeholders from across the digital preservation and research data stewardship community, the TRUST Principles for Digital Repositories can be built upon by the broader community of data stewards to ensure that the data that are being collected now and in the future will be treated as valuable intellectual assets so that they are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable, as articulated in the FAIR Principles (Wilkinson, et al., 2016). This presentation was given at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting held online in July 2020.